Northern Mariana Islands status referendum, 1961
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A referendum on the islands' status was held in the Northern Mariana Islands on 5 February 1961. Although 64% of voters supported integration with Guam, the United States did not integrate the islands.
The referendum was organised by the local Parliament, as members wished to integrate with Guam. It was held prior to a March visit by a United Nations commission checking on the conditions of the UN trust territories.
[A] Do you desire to become United States citizens within the political framework of Guam?
[B] Do you desire to become United States citizens by becoming a separate territory of the United States?
[C] Do you desire to remain in the same status?
|Integration with Guam||1,642||64.49|
|None of the above||2||0.08|
|Source: Direct Democracy|
- Northern Mariana Islands, 5 February 1961: Status Direct Democracy (German)