• The lowest of the low – Turnout in the European Parliament elections in comparison with all other elections and referendums in the European Union 1979-2009

    A study of the results in the 2009 European Parliament elections
    The European Parliament (EP) elections’ turnout has been historically low – the downward trend is expected to continue.
    In comparison with other elections, the electorate is less interested in EP elections. EP elections reflect the highest level of apathy amongst voters.
    When EP elections and local or national elections and/or referendums are held at the same time, turnout in the European Parliament elections increases. Download file