Worsted only by Japan, the United States has very low voter turnout, and very low election of women into political office.
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|Most recent election/ renewal||Turnout as % of registered||% seats held by women, lower or single chamber||% seats held by women, upper chamber||PEI index of electoral integrity (0-100)||PEI rank|
|United States||2014 off year||42.5||19.3||20.0||61||12|
Percent of seats held by women, upper chamber
*last updated in 2018
PEI index of electoral integrity (0-100). 1 is lowest integrity, 100 is highest integrity.
“The share of women in legislatures around the world is growing, but they are still underrepresented”
Sara Atske, Abigail Geiger, Alissa Scheller
March 18, 2019.
Pew Research. “Women make up 24% of members of national legislative bodies around the world, a share that has ticked up over the past decade but remains far smaller than their share of the overall world population, according to an analysis of data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union.”