See also the publications Voter Turnout Since 1945: A Global Report and Voter Turnout in Western Europe since 1945: A Regional Report, which are based on the data in this database.

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Voter turnout data for Nigeria

The table below shows the statistics from recent elections in Nigeria. The data has been verified where possible. You can click on any cell to see when the data was last reviewed. You can also help us make the database better by suggesting updates or corrections.

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Parliamentary

Year
The year the election took place or a law was passed, etc
Voter Turn­out
The voter turnout as defined as the percentage of registered voters who actually voted
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Total vote
The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes.
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Regi­­stration
The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes (cut-off date), as reported by the electoral management body.
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VAP Turn­out
The voter turnout as defined as the percentage of the voting age population that actually voted
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Voting age popu­­lation
The voting age population (VAP) includes all citizens above the legal voting age
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Popu­lation
The total population
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Invalid votes
A vote needs to fulfill a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2011
28.‌66%
21,074,621
73,528,040
25.‌80%
81,691,751
155,215,573
 No
2007
61,567,036
71,004,507
131,859,731
 No
2003
49.‌32%
29,995,171
60,823,022
46.‌63%
64,319,246
129,934,911
3.‌20%
 No
1999
40.‌69%
23,573,407
57,938,945
44.‌65%
52,792,781
108,258,359
2.‌40%
 No
1983
38.‌90%
25,400,000
65,300,000
58.‌23%
43,620,780
89,022,000
 No
1979
32.‌34%
15,686,514
48,499,091
41.‌13%
38,142,090
77,841,000
4%
 No
1959
79.‌52%
7,185,555
9,036,083
43.‌46%
16,532,640
34,443,000
 No

Presidential

Year
The year the election took place or a law was passed, etc
Voter Turn­out
The voter turnout (of the only or final round) as defined as the percentage of registered voters who actually voted
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Total vote
The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes.
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Regi­stration
The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes (cut-off date), as reported by the electoral management body.
View data for this field
VAP Turn­out
The voter turnout as defined as the percentage of the voting age population that actually voted
View data for this field
Voting age popu­lation
The voting age population (VAP) includes all citizens above the legal voting age
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Popu­lation
The total population
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Invalid votes
A vote needs to fulfil a number of criteria to be considered as valid.
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Compulsory voting
2015
43.‌65%
29,432,083
67,422,005
33.‌53%
87,784,373
177,155,754
2.‌87%
 No
2011
53.‌68%
39,469,484
73,528,040
48.‌32%
81,691,751
155,215,573
3.‌19%
 No
2007
57.‌49%
35,397,517
61,567,036
49.‌85%
71,004,507
131,859,731
 No
2003
69.‌08%
42,018,735
60,823,022
65.‌33%
64,319,246
129,934,911
6%
 No
1999
52.‌26%
30,280,052
57,938,945
57.‌36%
52,792,781
108,258,359
1.‌40%
 No
1993
14,039,486
27.‌79%
50,526,720
105,264,000
 No
1979
35.‌25%
17,098,267
48,499,091
44.‌83%
38,142,090
77,841,000
2%
 No