In the latest EU parliament elections only 13% of voters in Slovakia showed up to vote. This raised the question - which major democratic election had the lowest turnout in history?
- Democratic means the country in question was a democracy at the time, at least on paper
- Election means any casting of votes where a specific elected position was to be filled. This excludes primaries or other votes where the election does not guarantee that a particular person/party would fill a particular position within the government.
- Major means at least 100 thousand voters were eligible to participate in the election as a whole
- Turnout means the percentage of voters participating in the election as a whole, not the turnout in any particular district