Irish constitutional referendums, December 1972

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Two referendums were held together in Ireland on 7 December 1972, each on a proposed amendment of the Irish constitution. Both proposals were approved by voters.

Fourth amendment[edit]

The Fourth Amendment to the constitution lowered the voting age for all national elections and referendums in the state from twenty-one to eighteen years of age

Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland referendum[1]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 724,836 84.64
No 131,514 15.36
Valid votes 856,350 94.79
Invalid or blank votes 47,089 5.21
Total votes 903,439 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,783,604 50.65

Fifth amendment[edit]

The Fifth Amendment to the constitution removed reference to "special position" of the Roman Catholic Church and to certain other named denominations.

Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland referendum[1]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 721,003 84.38
No 133,430 15.62
Valid votes 854,433 94.54
Invalid or blank votes 49,326 5.46
Total votes 903,759 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,783,604 50.67

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