|

Percentage of overall turnout for local elections (3361) Metric type

uri
http://id.esd.org.uk/metricType/3361
help text
This metric is the overall percentage turnout for each main round of local council elections. It is calculated based on the total number of ballots reported divided by the total electorate (people eligible to vote) for the wards holding elections and is expressed as a percentage.

Local councillors are elected for 4-year terms by the local community, at the end of this term elections are held for the relevant wards. The election cycle varies for different councils, some councils elect all of their councillors at the same time (once every four years), other councils elect half or a third of their councillors at each election. Therefore this should be kept in mind when comparing the figures for different councils.
modified
11 Jun 2019
short label
Overall percentage turnout
status
Live
output precision
1
polarity
not applicable
measure
Percentage of overall turnout
dataset
Council election results
collection
Local Elections Handbook
source
The Elections Centre, Plymouth University