While low for many African countries, turnout for the 2011 presidential election was typical for Nigeria, but varied considerably across the country.
Nigerian Turnout in Context
Nigeria Presidential Election Turnout since 1999
Source: Independent National Election Commission (INEC)
Comparative Turnout in National Elections for Select African Countries
Source: International IDEA
2011 Presidential Turnout
2011 Presidential Turnout by ZoneExplore more data on turnout Learn more about the conduct of the election in Nigeria’s zones and states
Breakdown of 2011 Presidential Turnout by Zone and LGA
Zone data masks LGAs with very high turnout (greater than 90%). However, nowhere was turnout greater than 100%.
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Even if turnout had been uniform across the country it would not have changed the outcome of the presidential election.
2013 Anambra Gubernatorial Election Turnout
Turnout for the Anambra gubernatorial election was only 26.3%
Comparative Turnout for Off-Cycle Gubernatorial Elections
Off-cycle elections (those not held at the same time as presidential elections) generally have a lower turnout. However, turnout for the June 2015 Ekiti gubernatorial election was nearly 50%.