Voter Turnout and Registrations Vary Across the Globe

Voter Registrations and Turnout Across the World

Information from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Filed by registration rate.  The United State is at the bottom of the list because of the complicated system we have in the US to register voters.  We also have 50 different state laws regarding voting, and have 50 different deadlines, and 50 different obstacles to registering every eligible citizen.

 

Country

Year of last major national election

Voter Turnout percent of registered voters who actually voted.

Registration Rate 

Number registered vs. Voting Age pop.

Total Votes Cast vs. Voting Age Population

Croatia

2010

50%

100%

65%

Czech Republic

2010

63%

100%

78%

Greece

2012

62%

100%

69%

Guatemala

2011

61%

100%

61%

Honduras

2009

50%

100%

53%

Israel

2009

65%

100%

70%

Japan

2009

69%

100%

69%

Mexico

2012

63%

100%

65%

South Korea

2007

63%

100%

64%

Venezuela

2012

77%

100%

79%

Dominican Republic

2012

70%

99%

70%

Brazil

2010

79%

98%

77%

Italy

2008

81%

98%

79%

Sweden

2010

85%

98%

83%

Argentina

2011

79%

97%

77%

India

2009

58%

97%

56%

Russia

2012

65%

97%

63%

Ukraine

2010

70%

97%

70%

Democratic Rep. of Congo

2011

59%

94%

56%

Great Britain

2010

66%

93%

61%

Germany

2009

71%

91%

65%

Spain

2011

69%

91%

63%

Afghanistan

2009

39%

90%

35%

Nigeria

2011

54%

90%

48%

Egypt

2012

62%

89%

55%

Canada

2011

61%

88%

54%

Estonia

2011

64%

87%

55%

Jamaica

2011

53%

87%

46%

United States

2008

70%

82%

57%

Cameroon

2011

68%

74%

50%

Chile

2010

86%

68%

59%

Hungary

2010

47%

31%

14%