Three wards in Solihull topped the list for the highest turnout at last year's local council elections in the West Midlands.
Voters in Dorridge & Hockley Heath showed the most support for democracy, with 6,803 votes being cast out of a possible 8,896 - a turnout of 76.5 per cent.
Two other Solihull wards - Knowle (76.2 per cent) and St Alphege (75.5 per cent) - were next on the list from the newly published research.
Completing the top ten were:
- Norton in Dudley (74.4 per cent )
- Paddock in Walsall (74.2 per cent)
- Meriden in Solihull (73.6 per cent)
- Kingswinford North & Wall Heath in Dudley (73.4 per cent)
- Pedmore & Stourbridge East (72.8 per cent)
- Tettenhall Wightwick (72.4 per cent)
- Halesowen South (72.1 per cent)
In Birmingham itself, Sutton Four Oaks had the highest turnout at 70 per cent while the worst turnout in the West Midlands was in Bushbury South and Low Hill, with 44.5 per cent.
Overall, there were 14 wards where fewer than half the people who could have voted actually did so, despite the fact local election results last year were artificially boosted by the general election taking place on the same day.
Nationally, the place with the highest turnout of all was Thornton Dale in Ryedale, North Yorkshire.
Some 1,911 of 2,048 the people who could have voted actually did so - a turnout of 93.3 per cent - while the lowest turnout was in Berwick Hills & Pallister in Middlesbrough, at 36.8 per cent.