Northern Mariana Islands integration referendum, 1963

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A referendum on integration with Guam was held in the Northern Mariana Islands on 6 October 1963.[1] Although the proposal was approved by voters,[1] the islands were not integrated.


The referendum was organised by the local Parliament as members wanted the islands to integrate with Guam, and was timed to coincide with the visit of a United Nations commission looking at the status of the UN trust territories.[1]


Choice Votes %
Integration with Guam 1,231 96.78
Other status 32 2.51
Independence 9 0.71
Total 1,272 100
Source: Direct Democracy