Final voter turnout results
The final voter turnout for the 2022 elections was 40.44% – slightly down from 42.2% in 2019.*
The graph below shows the turnout trend for local government elections since 1962. In 1962, it was 44% and this year’s turnout was approximately 3.5% less than that.
*The final data as at 18 October 2022 is an indicative figure. The final figure will not be confirmed until early 2023 when the Department of Internal Affairs has completed full analysis of the data provided by each council.
Average turnout by council size
Metro councils: 40.82%
Provincial councils: 44.01%
Rural councils: 49.31%