Danish electoral age referendum, 1961

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A referendum on reducing the voting age from 23 to 21 was held in Denmark on 30 May 1961.[1] It was approved by 55% of voters with a 37.3% turnout.[2]

The electoral age in Denmark had previously been lowered from 25 to 23 in a 1953 referendum, and would go on to be reduced to 20 years following a 1971 referendum and finally to 18 years following a 1978 referendum.

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 586,113 55.0
Against 479,146 45.0
Invalid/blank votes 9,299
Total 1,074,558 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,880,337 37.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p533