General Elections 2014: Highest Ever Voter Turn-Out


General Election 2014 has seen the highest ever voter-turnout in India with 66.4 % of the electorate casting vote. The previous highest was 64.01%, recorded in 1984. In the previous General Elections held in 2009, voter turnout was 58.19%. In absolute numbers, out of the total 834,101,479 electors, 553,801,801 people cast their vote in General Election 2014. Out of this, 65.3% were female voters and 67.09 % were male.

Table 1. Voting Percentage in General Elections 1951-52   ̶  2014


General Elections
Year
Male %
Female %
Total %
First
1951 - '52
NB: Gender-wise break-up of electors of General Elections conducted before 1971 is not available.
61.16
Second
1957
63.73
Third
1962
63. 31
46.63
55.42
Fourth
1967
66.73
55.48
61.33
Fifth
1971
60.09
49.11
55.27
Sixth
1977
65.63
54.91
60.49
Seventh
1980
62.16
51.22
56.92
Eighth
1984 -'85
61.2
58.6
64.01
Ninth
1989
66.13
57.32
61.95
Tenth
1991 -'92
61.58
51.35
55.88
Eleventh
1996
62.06
53.41
57.94
Twelfth
1998
65.72
57.88
61.97
Thirteenth
1999
63.97
55.64
59.99
Fourteenth
2004
61.66
53.3
58.07
Fifteenth
2009
50.97
65.96
58.19
Sixteenth
2014
67.09
65.30
66.40
Source: Election Commission of India

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