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Latest items for VOTE-DATA-2

May 30, 2022, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Women now make up the majority of the electorate (53 per cent)" (18).
May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Overall, the total number of eligible voters decreased between 2005 and 2010 from 333,985 to 322,625. The number of male voters decreased from 167,514 to 160,441 and the number of female voters from 166,471 to 162,184. There was no significant proportional change between the number of male and female voters in both electoral years (50 per cent 50 per cent)" (18).
March 25, 2022, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"NGOs reported, however, the voter turnout among women tended to be much lower than among male voters" (19).
March 15, 2022, 12:33 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"More than 660 women candidates contested the 2014 elections, up from 24 in the first election in 1951. And political parties now target women as a separate constituency, offering them cheap cooking gas, scholarships for studies and bicycles to go to college" (Para. 4). "More than 20 million missing women, analysts say, translates into 38,000 missing women voters on average in every constituency in India. In places like Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and a key bellwether state, the figure swells to 80,000 missing women in every seat. Given that more than one in every five seats are won or lost by a margin of fewer than 38,000 votes, the...more
Jan. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Since Universal Suffrage has not taken place over 50 years, the percentage of eligible men and women that exercise their right to vote is unavailable" (1).
Sept. 29, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Security incidents and inaccessibility (mostly due to roads washed out after heavy rains) affected 490 polling stations, 2.1 percent of the total, during the runoff vote, according to an August 2018 statement from the Minister of Security and Civil Protection, General Salif Traore. This was down from 869 polling stations or 3.77 percent of all stations affected in the first round of voting in July 2018. Of the 490 closed polling stations nationwide, 440 were in Mopti Region, according to Traore. He reported that 100 of the 440 closed stations in Mopti were unable to open due to lack of accessibility. Voter turnout was 43 percent for the first round...more
Sept. 17, 2021, 10 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-DATA-1, VOTE-DATA-2

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. At the last general election in 2017, 46 women were elected to parliament, and this number has since grown: with a 2019 total of 49 female members of parliament, women comprise more than 40 percent of all members of parliament (MPs). Voter turnout in the general election was 79 percent, while turnout in designated Maori electorates was lower and ranged from 60 percent to 69 percent. In South Auckland electorates with a high percentage of Pacific Island voters, turnout was 69 percent" (8).
Sept. 8, 2021, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"However, the turnout was lower than expected, with only 46.8% of 18- and 19-year-olds taking part. The figure fell to 41.5% in the lower house election the following year" (para 43).
July 9, 2021, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Voting rates and measures of other types of participation in the political process by women and members of minorities remained lower than those of men" (p 28).
Dec. 23, 2020, 3 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"We estimate that more than 65 million women (approximately 20 per cent of the female electorate) are missing and, therefore, these elections reveal the preferences (or the will) of a population that is artificially skewed against women" (para 4). "[W]ith the exception of a very few States such as Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, the sex ratio in the electorate is far worse than the general sex ratio in the population. This means that not all the women who are eligible to vote in Indian elections are registered to vote and, therefore, they are missing from the electoral list. In backward States like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, this difference is as...more
Aug. 30, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

The average voter turnout in Swaziland is 44.62%.
Aug. 30, 2020, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

The average voter turnout in Poland is 50.96%.
Aug. 30, 2020, 11:43 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

The average voter turnout in Niger is 51.67%.
Aug. 30, 2020, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

The average voter turnout in Macedonia is 56.49%.
Aug. 30, 2020, 11:36 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

The average voter turnout in Guinea is 72.24%.
Aug. 30, 2020, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

The average voter turnout in Belarus is 80.45%.
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"However, women’s turnout has remained almost constant at around 40 percent [in the Balkh province]" (pg 20). "Turnout in the district was around 45 percent (of which 58 percent were men and 42 percent women) for the 2010 parliamentary elections" (pg 20-22). "Women’s generally low standing in the area is reflected in the low women’s turnout in Shortepa District for the 2010 parliamentary elections, where women accounted for only 36 percent of votes cast (with overall turnout at 54 percent)" (pg 22). "Significantly, women’s turnout in Kabul was also significantly lower than in the other two study provinces, though it increased marginally between elections in 2005 and 2010" (pg 25)....more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"An agreement was signed with AID, USAID and the TSE Local Governance Project, the results of which can be seen in voter registration records for the 2011 general elections, which show 7,340,841 persons registered as eligible to vote, 51 per cent of whom (3,736,169) were women, up 4 per cent compared to the 2007 elections" (23).
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Mauritius, the previous election turnout was 74.41%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In the Congo, the previous election turnout was 67.04%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

The leader of the Solomon Islands is not elected.
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Germany, the previous election turnout was 76.15%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Venezuela, the previous election turnout was 45.74%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Burkina Faso, the previous election turnout was 60.00%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Albania, the previous election turnout was 46.76%.
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Tajikistan, the previous election turnout was 82.00%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Sri Lanka, the previous election turnout was 77.66%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Greece
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Greece, the previous election turnout was 63.94%
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Australia, the previous election turnout was 91.01%.
April 19, 2020, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

In Comoros, the previous election turnout was 67.81%