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Voter turnout

The voter turnout is the share of persons entitled to vote who have actually made use of their right to vote in the election concerned. Invalid ballot papers are included in the voter turnout, too.

There is no minimum voter turnout for elections in the Federal Republic of Germany which would have to be attained for the election to be valid.

 

Voter turnout at Bundestag and European elections
Bundestag election European Parliament election
Election year Voter turnout Election year Voter turnout
1949 78.5    
1953 86.0    
1957 87.8    
1961 87.7    
1965 86.8    
1969 86.7    
1972 91.1    
1976 90.7    
    1979 65.7
1980 88.6    
1983 89.1    
    1984 56.8
1987 84.3    
    1989 62.3
1990 77.8    
1994 79.0 1994 60.0
1998 82.2    
    1999 45.2
2002 79.1    
    2004 43.0
2005 77.7    
2009 70.8 2009 43.3
2013 71.5    
    2014 48.1
2017 76.2    
    2019 61.4
2021 76.6    

Last update: 27 October 2021