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Electoral turnout


Next update

Not yet determined

Key figures

64.7 %

voted in the last municipal elections

Electoral turnout, by sex, age and education
General electionMuncipal council and country council elections
1Estimated figures 31.10.2019
Both sexes78.
18-19 years70.472.748.358.3
20-24 years63.064.336.447.0
25-44 years75.674.351.556.4
45-66 years82.883.667.771.9
67-79 years87.685.975.978.7
80 years or older70.769.156.861.8
Level of education
Basic school level65,164.544.950.5
Upper secondary education78,579.561.266.5
Higher education90,489.675.078.9

About the statistics

The statistics show voter turnout for general elections and municipal council and county council elections by gender, age level of education eg. for country,county and some municipalities. Time series from 1969.


Definitions of the main concepts and variables

The estimates for electoral turnout are based on whether the persons entitled to vote was at the polling station and cast a ballot. The voter will then be ticked off in the electoral roll. We do not know if the ballot will be rejected eg. The estimates for electoral turnout and number of votes for the sum of parties will not be 100% in accordance. however, the discrepancy is very small.

Standard classifications

Classification of municipality Classification of urban district

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Electoral turnout
Topic: Elections

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level


Frequency and timeliness

Every 2 year.  

International reporting

Not relevant


The statistics files are stored long term in SSB.


Background and purpose

Not relevant

Users and applications

The political parties and journalists are frequent users of the statistics. The statistics are also used by ministries in    the calculation of financial support to the parties, municipalities and county municipalities. Students and election researchers   are also frequent users.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

Not relevant

Legal authority

§ 2-2 of the Statistics Act and § 15-7 of the Election Act.

EEA reference

Not relevant