Voter Turnout

Content

With data from 1945 about worldwide countries, this site provides comprehensive data and documents about an important element of democracy, thus resulting useful both for PS scholars and the general public, and also featuring a good updating rate

Selection

Voter Turnout is a project of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, an intergovernmental organization with member states from all continents

Format

Information appears quite structured and presented both by countries and by category. Country profiles are rich-in-text and completed with related news and publication materials

Information density

IDEA has collected and produced a number of information databases on different areas of democracy and elections worldwide. Including data from 1945 with different ways to access the available statistics, VoterTurnout is solid and comprehensive, and at the same time well organized

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Dealing specifically with an important element of democracy, voting and political participation, these data are extremely useful to anybody interested and/or involved in comparative politics

Updating Rate

The site is being constantly updated, although some data and analysis are obviously addressing only past elections and related issues