Fewer and fewer Italians to check the box
The voter turnout in the Italian general election has been constantly declining over the years. If compared with the voter participation registered at the beginning of the 90s, the share of citizens choosing their government in the recent election was roughly 14 percent lower for both parliament houses.
Positive trends in other European countries
Opposite trends can be observed in other European countries. Germany, affected by a constant decrease in the voter turnout since 1998, during the last general election in 2017 registered a roughly five-percent increase in comparison with the values from 2013. A positive tendency was recorded also in Norway, where the voter participation has been steadily growing since 2001.