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.

Background[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

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

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