Danish electoral age referendum, 1971

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A referendum on lowering the voting age from 21 to 20 was held in Denmark on 21 September 1971.[1] The change was approved by 56.5% of voters, with a turnout of 86.2%.[2] A previous referendum had been unsuccessful in lowering the electoral age to 18 years, which was introduced after a 1978 referendum and which still stands.

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 1,601,756 56.5
Against 1,231,792 43.5
Invalid/blank votes 78,201
Total 2,911,749 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,378,087 86.2
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