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Israeli Elections: Voter Turnout

(1949 - Present)

All Israeli citizens 18 years of age and older are eligible voters in Israel.
Knesset Number
Year
Population
Eligible Voters
Turnout
% All Voters % Arab/Druze Voters
Twenty-Second 2019* 9,092,000 6,394,030 4,465,168 69.8% 59.20%
Twenty-First 2019
8,972,000
6,339,729
4,340,253
68.5%
49.20%
Twentieth 2015
8,462,000
5,881,696
4,210,884
71.6%
63.50%
Nineteenth 2013
7,933,200
5,656,705
3,792,742
67.0%
56.50%
Eighteenth 2009
7,233,701
5,278,985
3,373,490
63.9%
53.40%
Seventeenth 2006
7,116,700
5,014,622
3,137,064
62.6%
56.30%
Sixteenth 2003
6,748,400
4,720,075
3,148,364
66.7%
62.00%
Fifteenth 1999
6,089,384
4,285,428
3,309,416
77.2%
75.00%
Fourteenth 1996
5,669,000
3,933,250
3,052,130
77.6%
 
Thirteenth 1992
5,123,000
3,409,015
2,616,841
76.8%
 
Twelfth 1988
4,442,000
2,894,267
2,283,123
78.9%
 
Eleventh 1984
4,194,000
2,654,613
2,073,321
78.1%
 
Tenth 1981
3,948,000
2,490,014
1,937,366
77.8%
 
Nineth 1977
3,613,000
2,236,293
1,747,820
78.2%
 
Eighth 1973
3,210,000
2,037,478
1,566,855
76.9%
 
Seventh 1969
2,820,000
1,758,685
1,367,743
77.8%
 
Sixth 1965
2,560,000
1,499,988
1,206,728
80.4%
 
Fifth 1961
2,185,000
1,274,280
1,006,964
79.0%
 
Fourth 1959
2,061,000
1,218,724
969,337
79.5%
 
Third 1955
1,748,000
1,057,609
853,219
80.7%
 
Second 1951
1,516,000
924,885
687,492
74.3%
 
First 1949
1,066,000
506,567
434,684
85.8%
 
   
 
 
Average
75.2%
59.4%

*Second election in September 2019 after no government could be formed following the April 2019 election.


Sources: The Knesset;
Israel Democracy Institute.