Wednesday 21 February 2018

Analysis: Election 2016 Voter Turnout

Voter Turnout General Election 2016
Voter Turnout General Election 2016
Dr Mick Kerrigan

Dr Mick Kerrigan

With all 40 constituencies having returned a first count, a picture of the voter turnout in Election 2016 has emerged. The infographic below provides insight into the turnout at both a national and provincial level.

While the electorate has sent a clear message to the government parties, turnout is down from 70.1% in 2011 to 65.2% in 2016 suggesting that there may be less anger with Fine Gael and Labour than there was with Fianna Fáil 5 years ago.

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