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European elections 2024: people eligible to vote

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The 2024 elections for the European Parliament are set for 6-9 June 2024. Eurostat has asked the National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States for a dedicated data collection on the number of people eligible to vote. Following the publication of first estimates on 4 April 2024, this article presents the most recent estimates provided by the Member States.

National estimates show that, on the election dates, the highest numbers of eligible voters are expected in Germany (65.1 million persons), France (50.7 million) and Italy (47.3 million). The lowest numbers are expected in Malta (0.4 million), Luxembourg (0.5 million) and Cyprus (0.7 million).

Source dataset: demo_popep

When it comes to first-time voters (persons who have reached voting age since the last European elections in 2019), the highest numbers are expected in Germany (5.1 million persons), France (4.5 million) and Italy (2.8 million). The lowest numbers are expected in Malta (26 000 persons), Cyprus (59 000) and Estonia (70 000). The highest shares of first-time voters are expected in Belgium, France and Cyprus with 9.8%, 9.0% and 8.7% of all eligible voters, respectively.

Population eligible to vote for the first time in the 2024 elections for the European Parliament. Chart. See link to full dataset below.

Source dataset: demo_popep

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