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Government > Democracy > Parliamentary elections Stats: compare key data on Canada & Germany

Definitions

  • Invalid votes: The number of invalid votes, as reported by each country.
  • Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • 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. More information on valid, invalid and blank votes can be found at aceproject.org
  • Voter 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, as reported by the electoral management body.
  • Voting age population: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age
  • Voting age population per 1000: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Canada Germany
Invalid votes 1.1%
Ranked 87th.
1.2%
Ranked 82nd. 9% more than Canada
Registered voter turnout 61.2%
Ranked 110th.
79.1%
Ranked 45th. 29% more than Canada
Total vote 13 million
Ranked 25th.
48.58 million
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than Canada
Voter registration 21.24 million
Ranked 25th.
61.43 million
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Canada
Voting age population 23.79 million
Ranked 27th.
66.31 million
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Canada
Voting age population per 1000 750.92
Ranked 34th.
803.47
Ranked 11th. 7% more than Canada

SOURCES: Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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