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March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Approximately 40% of voters were women."
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"low numbers of women participated in the political process" (16).
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"In the 2015 municipal elections, women made up less than 10 percent of the final list of registered voters, according to HRW" (36).
July 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Approximately 53 percent of voters cast ballots, a significant increase from the 36 percent who cast ballots in the previous legislative election in 2012" (page 12).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Women voted at a higher rate than men, having registered at 52.4 percent versus 47.6 percent" (p. 17).
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, VOTE-LAW-1, VOTE-DATA-1, VOTE-DATA-2

"For the first time, women were allowed to vote and run as candidates, and the voting age was lowered universally to 18 years. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs actively encouraged women’s participation in the December municipal elections. According to the ministry, 131,188 women registered to vote (compared with 1,373,971 men registered in 2015 and previous election cycles), and 979 ran as candidates (compared with 5,938 men). Election regulations prohibited candidates from contesting under party affiliation. Twenty-one women won seats, and 17 were appointed to seats" (Pg 31).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Preliminary reports from the NEC indicated more women than men voted on October 10" (19).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The rate of women’s participation in voting was 47 per cent. Women cast 6,826 votes out of a total of 14,670" (30).
Nov. 14, 2018, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"It is worth mentioning that for the presidential elections of this year 36'227,267 people are enabled to vote, 18'725,205 are women" (para 6).
Oct. 25, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"According to the IEC, 818,000 people have registered as voters and 555 people as candidates in the Oct 20 Wolesi Jirga elections in Nangarhar. The registered voters include only 266,198 women" (para 4).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"In 2013 voters elected Hassan Rouhani president. The Interior Ministry announced that Rouhani won 50.88 percent of the votes with a 72-percent turnout of eligible voters" (para 121)
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Over 70 percent of eligible voters participated in what is the world’s largest centralized democratic election process" (para 111)
Sept. 26, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"The election commission says that women make up about 22 percent of new voters for December’s municipal polls, or just over 100,000 people. Added to previously registered Saudis, that will make women about 6 percent of the 1.7 million person electorate" (para 5).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“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)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.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)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“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 (U.S. Department of Commerce 2013). Their voting rates were approximately twice as high as the rates for Hispanic women (33.9 percent) and Asian women (32.0 percent)” (5)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“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)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

“Nationwide, voting rates also vary considerably among women of different ages. 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)” (6)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

On page 3, Table 1.1, titled “How the States Measure Up: Women’s Status on the Political Participation Composite Index and Its Components” shows that an average of 64.3% of women were registered to vote in 2010 and 2012. 50.6% of women voted in those years’ elections (3)
May 2, 2018, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Yet in the last two national elections (2013 and 2014), women made up about 53 per cent of the voters" (para 5).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Eighty-one per cent of women entitled to vote voted" (32).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Palestinian women took part in the first Palestinian legislative and presidential elections in 1996. Although 49 per cent of registered voters were women, they were only 32 percent of actual voters, while 58 per cent were men" (25). "the proportion of women who voted was greater than in the previous election, as can be seen from the following table" (26). The table following this sentence actually shows a decline in the number of women voters. The percentage of women on voting rolls decreased from 49.7 in 2004-2005 to 47.8 percent in 2012-2013. More significantly, the percentage of ballots cast by women compared to total ballots cast was 47.8 in 2004-2005...more
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1, VOTE-DATA-2

"Voter turnout in general elections has increased in the past 2 elections (2006 and 2010). In the Riksdag election in 2010 voter turnout was 84.6 per cent. Since 1973 voter turnout has been higher for women than for men. At the Riksdag election in 2010 their voter turnout was 1 percentage point higher. Voter turnout for young women aged 18-24 years is 4 percentage points higher than for men in the same age group" (page 28).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Women participated in political life on the same basis as men"(13). For the last election the overall voter turnout was 10% (ENB-Coder Comment)
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)