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European Parliament Elections 2024: Anticipated Voter Statistics Revealed

Written by  Apr 07, 2024

The upcoming 2024 elections for the European Parliament, scheduled from 6th to 9th June 2024, have garnered significant attention as Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, embarks on a dedicated data collection mission. Eurostat has tasked the National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States to gather crucial information regarding the number of people eligible to vote across the continent.

According to national estimates provided, Germany is poised to witness the highest turnout of eligible voters during the election period, with an estimated 64.9 million persons expected to cast their ballots. Following closely behind are France and Italy, with anticipated numbers of 49.7 million and 47 million eligible voters, respectively. Conversely, the lowest numbers of eligible voters are projected in Malta (0.4 million), Luxembourg (0.5 million), and Cyprus (0.7 million).

In addition to overall voter statistics, attention is also drawn towards first-time voters, signifying individuals who have attained voting age since the last European elections in 2019. Germany leads the pack in this category as well, with an estimated 5.1 million first-time voters anticipated. France and Italy closely trail behind with projected numbers of 4 million and 2.8 million first-time voters, respectively.

Notably, Croatia has reported the addition of around 190,000 new voters to its electoral roll, contributing to the overall landscape of first-time voters in the upcoming elections.

Conversely, Malta, Cyprus, and Estonia are expected to witness the lowest numbers of first-time voters, with projections standing at 20,000, 37,000, and 70,000 persons, respectively. Remarkably, Belgium, France, and Germany are forecasted to boast the highest shares of first-time voters relative to their eligible voter populations, with expected percentages of 9.7%, 8.0%, and 7.9%, respectively.

The anticipated voter statistics, showcased in the accompanying bar chart detailing the total population eligible to vote in the 2024 elections for the European Parliament, underscore the significance of this upcoming electoral event in shaping the future of the European Union.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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