Puerto Rican status referendum, 1993

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Puerto Rican status referendum, 1993
Date November 14, 1993; 20 years ago (1993-11-14)
Location Puerto Rico
Voting system first-past-the-post
Results
Commonwealth
  
48.6%
Statehood
  
46.3%
Independence
  
4.4%

A referendum on the status of the island was held in Puerto Rico on 14 November 1993.[1] Voters were given the choice between being a Commonwealth, statehood or independence. A plurality of voters voted for Commonwealth status, with a voter turnout of 73.5%.[2]

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
Commonwealth 826,326 48.6
Statehood 788,296 46.3
Independence 75,620 4.4
Invalid/blank votes 10,748
Total 1,700,990 100
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p552 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p555