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June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

Table 1.1 shows that 64.3% of women are registered to vote (2010/2012 average) and 50.6% of women actually voted (2010/2012 average) (3)
June 13, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Women’s voter turnout was higher than men’s in the District of Columbia and 39 states in 2010. Among jurisdictions where women’s voter turnout exceeded men’s, the greatest differences were in Mississippi (7.6 points) and the District of Columbia (6.1 points). In 2012, women’s voter turnout was higher than men’s in all but two states, Arizona and North Dakota (the same two states where women’s voter registration was also lower than men’s in this year). The largest differences in voter turnout rates were in South Carolina and Louisiana, where women’s turnout was higher than men’s by 10.6 and 9.0 percentage points, respectively” (7)
June 13, 2017, 11 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Women’s voter turnout was lowest in Texas in 2010/2012, where only 40.9 percent of women reported voting. Voter turnout in Texas was substantially lower than in the second and third worst states, California (44.7 percent) and Hawaii (45.1 percent). Other states that ranked among the bottom ten for women’s voter turnout include Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia” (7)
June 13, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“In 26 states, women’s voter registration increased between the 1998/2000 elections and the 2010/2012 elections, while in 24 states and the District of Columbia women’s voter registration decreased. The states with the largest increases in women’s voter registration were Mississippi (6.0 percentage points) and Arizona (5.1 percentage points). The states with the greatest decreases were North Dakota and Minnesota (17.4 and 7.4 percentage points, respectively)” (6)
June 13, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“In 2010, women were more likely to be registered to vote than men in all but three states: Alaska, Montana, and New Hampshire. The state with the greatest gender gap in voter registration was Mississippi, where women’s voter registration exceeded men’s by 9.5 percentage points. In 2012, the same general pattern held true: a higher percentage of women were registered to vote than men in all but two states, Arizona and North Dakota. South Carolina had the largest gender gap in voter registration in this year, with a rate for women that was 8.4 percentage points higher than the rate for men” (6)
June 13, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Women’s voter registration is lowest overall in the western part of the United States. Hawaii had the lowest reported women’s voter registration rate in 2010/2012 at 52.3 percent, followed by California (53.8 percent) and Nevada (56.2 percent). Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah also rank in the bottom ten. They are joined by two Mid-Atlantic states—New Jersey and New York—and one Southern state [Florida] (6)
June 13, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Mississippi and Louisiana had the highest voter registration rates for women in 2010 and 2012 combined at 80.8 percent and 76.9 percent, respectively. Six states in the Midwest—Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin—and two states in the Northeast (Maine and Vermont) were also in the top ten” (6)
June 13, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Young women have a much lower voting rate than older women. In the 2012 election, 41.3 percent of women aged 18–24 voted, compared with 58.5 percent of adult women overall. Women aged 65–74 had the highest voting rate in 2012 at 70.1 percent, followed by women aged 75 years and older (65.6 percent), women aged 45–64 years (65.0 percent), and women aged 25–44 years (52.6 percent). Overall, 81.7 million women reported having registered to vote in 2012 and 71.4 million voted, compared with approximately 71.5 million men who said they had registered to vote and 61.6 million who cast a ballot” (6)
June 13, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Women’s voting rates vary across the largest racial and ethnic groups. In 2012, black and non-Hispanic white women had the highest voting rates among the total female population aged 18 and older, at 66.1 percent and 64.5 percent, respectively...Their voting rates were approximately twice as high as the rates for Hispanic women (33.9 percent) and Asian women (32.0 percent; published rates from the U.S. Census Bureau are not available for Native American women). The higher voting rate among black women compared with non-Hispanic white women reflects a shift that first occurred in the 2008 elections, differing from the voting patterns of the elections up to 2004, when a larger share ...more
June 13, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Nationally, 61.5 percent of women were registered to vote in the 2010 midterm election and 42.7 percent voted, compared with 57.9 percent of men who registered to vote and 40.9 percent who cast a ballot...In the 2012 general election, 67.0 percent of women were registered to vote and 58.5 percent voted, compared with 63.1 percent and 54.4 percent of men” (5)
June 13, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“In the 1998 and 2000 elections combined, 64.6 percent of women aged 18 and older registered to vote and 49.3 percent voted. In the 2010 and 2012 elections combined, 64.3 percent of women registered to vote, and 50.6 percent went to the polls” (4)
June 13, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“the percentage of women who registered to vote was lower in the 2010/2012 elections than in the 1998/2000 elections, but the percentage of women who went to the polls increased during this period” (4)
March 14, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Today, Indian women hold only 12 percent of seats in the lower and upper houses of parliament in the world’s largest democracy—a disparity that some experts link to low historical female voter turnout, among other factors" (para 3).
Feb. 2, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"in the last two national elections (2013 and 2014), women made up about 53 per cent of the voters" (para 11).
July 27, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

Table 7 on page 24, titled Barbados General Elections 2003, shows that 104,304 men were registered to vote but only 59,732 actually voted. There were 115,789 women registered and 74,580 voted. The document states on page 24 that “Women in Barbados have had consistently higher voter turnout rates in national elections than men as they have taken advantage of the lack of legal or social impediments to their political participation” (24)
July 27, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“In the June 2014 runoff election the IEC estimated a turnout of nearly eight million voters, including 38 percent women” (28).
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"As of December 2009, of a total of 250,268 registered electors, 128,091 were women, which correspond to 51.2% of all voters. Since the last report, there was not only a significant increase of women voters but also this increase exceeded the increase of the number of men voters." (16)
May 31, 2016, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The voter composition in 2008 elections was 52% female from a total of 79.4% of the electorate exercising their franchise. In the 2013 general elections the female voter composition was 50.25%, which again is higher than the male voter composition. This clearly establishes women exercising their franchise more responsibly" (24).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"In the last parliamentary elections, out of total number of registered voters equalling 498,825 (80.44% of the total population) there were 250,165 women which accounts for 50.15%. The number of women MPs in the new Parliament remained unchanged compared to the previous one and out of the total of 81 MPs, there are 9 which accounts for 11%." (35)
April 14, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The right to vote extends to women, who are very enthusiastic about exercising it. As an example, at the most recent constitutional referendum of 11 November 2010, 3,204,243 women (44.8 per cent) were registered as against 3,946,980 men" (44)
March 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The legislation of Georgia recognizes the equality of men and women in realization of their civil and political rights and grants equal political rights to men and women. Women comprise over 59 per cent of the electorate and they are equally active voters in villagers, as well as in cities. It shall be noted that 30 per cent of political party members are women. To increase women’s political participation the 2010 Law on Gender Equality refers to the equality of men and women in election process" (47)
Feb. 29, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

""Most men and women in Ukraine vote. 75%-80%." Anna Cheburei" (8)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The Electoral Commission indicates that 7,537,548 people have since registered to vote. Out of this number, 4,056,183 registered voters are female, representing 54 percent of the voters" (8)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:47 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The Electoral Commission indicates that 7,537,548 people have since registered to vote. Out of this number, 4,056,183 registered voters are female, representing 54 percent of the voters" (8)
Feb. 19, 2016, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2, WAM-DATA-1

"After the first day of the second stage of Egypt’s Parliamentary elections 2015, ECWR observed that women were very exploited through buying their votes with money from 50 to 200 Egyptian Pounds, based upon the place. Moreover, women were influenced to vote for certain candidates, as well as administrative errors as wrong polling stations and numbers for female voters which hindered the voting process"(para 1)
Aug. 25, 2015, 11:59 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"In the 2004 elections, 50.4 per cent of the votes were cast by women; in 2006, the female vote was 50.6 per cent. More than six million persons voted in the 2008 elections, of whom 50.6 per cent were women, and 49.4 per cent were men. For the 2010 elections, that proportion was maintained" (25)
Aug. 19, 2015, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Large numbers of Qatari women participated in the voting for the central municipal council, accounting for 42 per cent of all voters in 1999. That figure dipped slightly in 2003 (to 38 per cent), before climbing once more to reach 50 per cent in 2007 – a record for women’s participation in voting" (43).
Aug. 14, 2015, 3:31 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Following the implementation of Act No. 649 (2001), which provides for the establishment of special Afro-Colombian and indigenous constituencies with a view to promoting the real and effective participation of these population groups, women’s participation in the 2010 electoral process was 37.5 per cent with regard to the election of members of the House of Representatives for the special indigenous constituency, 16.6 per cent for the special indigenous constituency of the Senate and 15.9 per cent for Afro-Colombian communities in the House of Representatives" (73)
July 28, 2015, 11:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Women comprise of 340 million voters out of a total electorate of 710 million" (7)
July 11, 2015, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The percentage of women voting in elections has risen since 1997, when women represented approximately 11 percent of total voter turnout: in the 2000 and 2003 elections, women represented 26.5 and 37 percent respectively of voters, while in the 2007 elections, they constituted more than 40 percent of all those who voted" (14)