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Turnout

Final results

Turnout at the European elections for the European Union
Year and number of EU members Percentage
1979
EU9
61.99
1984
EU10
58.98
1989
EU12
58.41
1994
EU12
56.67
1999
EU15
49.51
2004
EU25
45.47
2009
EU27
43
2014
EU28
42.54

Source: TNS/Scytl in cooperation with the European Parliament

Turnout by country (in %)

Turnout by country (in %)
Country
1979 1981 1984 1987 1989 1994 1995 1996 1999 2004 2007 2009 2013 2014
European Union European Union 61.99 - 58.98 - 58.41 56.67 - - 49.51 45.47 - 43 - 42.54
Belgium Belgium 91.36 92.09 90.73 90.66 91.05 90.81 90.39 89.64
Denmark Denmark 47.82 52.38 46.17 52.92 50.46 47.89 59.54 56.32
Germany Germany 65.73 56.76 62.28 60.02 45.19 43 43.27 48.10
Ireland Ireland 63.61 47.56 68.28 43.98 50.21 58.58 58.64 52.44
France France 60.71 56.72 48.8 52.71 46.76 42.76 40.63 42.43
Italy Italy 85.65 82.47 81.07 73.6 69.76 71.72 65.05 57.22
Luxembourg Luxembourg 88.91 88.79 87.39 88.55 87.27 91.35 90.76 85.55
Netherlands Netherlands 58.12 50.88 47.48 35.69 30.02 39.26 36.75 37.32
United Kingdom United Kingdom 32.35 32.57 36.37 36.43 24 38.52 34.7 35.60
Greece Greece 81.48 80.59 80.03 73.18 70.25 63.22 52.61 59.97
Spain Spain 68.52 54.71 59.14 63.05 45.14 44.87 43.81
Portugal Portugal 72.42 51.1 35.54 39.93 38.6 36.77 33.67
Sweden Sweden 41.63 38.84 37.85 45.53 51.07
Austria Austria 67.73 49.4 42.43 45.97 45.39
Finland Finland 57.6 30.14 39.43 38.6 39.10
Czech Republic Czech Republic 28.3 28.22 18.20
Estonia Estonia 26.83 43.9 36.52
Cyprus Cyprus 72.5 59.4 43.97
Lithuania Lithuania 48.38 20.98 47.35
Latvia Latvia 41.34 53.7 30.24
Hungary Hungary 38.5 36.31 28.97
Malta Malta 82.39 78.79 74.80
Poland Poland 20.87 24.53 23.83
Slovenia Slovenia 28.35 28.37 24.55
Slovakia Slovakia 16.97 19.64 13.05
Bulgaria Bulgaria 29.22 38.99 35.84
Romania Romania 29.47 27.67 32.44
Croatia Croatia 20.84 25.24

Source: TNS/Scytl in cooperation with the European Parliament

Expansion of the European Union:

1979 - EU9 -
9 Member States: Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK, Denmark and Ireland
1984 - EU10 -
The 9 Member States + Greece in 1981
1989 - EU12 -
The 10 Member States + Spain and Portugal in 1986
1994 - EU12 -
12 Member States
1999 - EU15 -
The 12 Member States + Austria, Sweden and Finland in 1995
2004 - EU25 -
The 15 Member States + Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus and Malta in 2004
2009 - EU27 -
The 25 Member States + Bulgaria and Romania in 2007
2014 - EU28 -
The 27 Member States + Croatia in 2013