Every time there is an election you'll see headlines and stories about voter turnout.

It's usually on the more pessimistic end of the scale, as people become more and more worried about certain demographics becoming disillusioned with politics.

This isn't always the case, however, as social media has improved people's awareness of politics in their respective countries.

For instance, in the last UK election, the turnout was up 2.6 per cent from 2015 and increased to a total of 68.7 per cent of the population.

However, certain countries in Europe have enjoyed a much better turnout than that during their last parliamentary elections and some worse.

A map, posted on the popular subreddit Map Porn by user gypsi-king details the turnout for each European nation and the results are surprising.

Countries like Germany, Italy, Iceland, Norway, Belarus and Montenegro enjoyed a turnout that was higher than 70 per cent, and therefore the UK's turnout.

Better than that were Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Turkey which all achieved an over 80 per cent turnout.

The only two nations to achieve 90 per cent or more were the tiny countries of Luxembourg and Malta.

At the other end of the spectrum, the likes of France, Russia, Switzerland, Romania, Albania and Kosovo had a less than 50 per cent turnout.

All data was obtained via idea.int.

HT Reddit

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