2024: World’s biggest election year infographic
Graphic charts number of people affected by elections over two centuries.

2024 will be the biggest election year in history

By Ninian Carter

February 12, 2024 - This year will see the largest number of national elections in history, with more than 70 countries going to the polls – affecting around half the world’s population.

Globally, more voters than ever before will head to polling booths in 2024, as at least 70 countries, representing about half of the world’s population, hold national elections of some kind.

Out of the 10 most populous countries, eight of them are holding elections this year – Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia and the United States.

PUBLISHED: 12/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News