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Overall Summary of Ballots Cast and Voter Turnout 1975-2015

Comparative Statistics – General Election 1975-2015
Overall Summary of Ballots Cast and Percentage of Voter Turnout

Note: We shall endeavor to ensure information is correct to the best of our knowledge; however, in the event that discrepancies are found between the hard copies and electronic version of the information, the hard copies will prevail.

Election Valid Ballots Rejected Ballots Declined Ballots Ballots Cast Names on List Voter Turnout
2015* 1,488,248 5,122 2,034 1,495,404 2,622,775 57.02
2012* 1,290,352 7,264 558 1,298,174 2,387,485 54.37
2008* 950,363 3,100 314 953,777 2,350,045 40.59
2004* 890,635 3,597 359 894,591 1,982,843 45.12
2001* 1,013,152 2,389 303 1,015,844 1,902,906 53.38
1997 945,713 2,379 246 948,338 1,764,128 53.75
1993 989,025 2,206 241 991,472 1,646,729 60.21
1989 829,189 2,051 831,240 1,550,867 53.60
1986 713,654 1,722 715,376 1,514,182 47.25
1982 944,936 2,708 947,644 1,435,752 66.00
1979 710,963 2,691 713,654 1,215,490 58.71
1975 590,170 2,184 592,354 994,158 59.58

Note: Historically, the largest voter turnout was 81.8%, which occurred at the General Election of August 22, 1935. The smallest voter turnout was 40.6% on March 3, 2008.

Declined ballots were not recorded until the 1993 General Election.

*Voter turnout is calculated based on the elector count on the post-polling day Lists of Electors. These Lists include the number of names on the Lists of Electors after the target enumeration, with the additions of elector information from the revision period, online registrations and polling day swear-ins. Names of duplicated, relocated and deceased electors have been removed to provide a more accurate number of names on the Lists of Electors.