Danish electoral age referendum, 1969

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A referendum on lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 was held in Denmark on 24 June 1969.[1] The proposed change was rejected by 78.6% of voters with a turnout of 63.6%.[2] Two years later, the electoral age was instead lowered to 20 years, and finally, after a 1978 referendum, to 18 years.

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 448,726 21.4
Against 1,646,685 78.6
Invalid/blank votes 8,443
Total 2,103,854 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,309,551 63.6
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