Civic engagement: Voter turnout


Voter turnout: Voter turnout is here defined as the ratio between the number of individuals that cast a ballot during an election (whether this vote is valid or not) to the population registered to vote. As institutional features of voting systems vary a lot across countries and across types of elections, the indicator refers to the elections (parliamentary or presidential) that have attracted the largest number of voters in each country. See (source: OECD).

Years Covered: 
2013 to 2016
More information can be found in the OECD Better Life Index section: Index data for 2011 available in Index data for 2012 available in