Swedish driving side referendum, 1955

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'No' vote campaign poster. Translated it reads: "Keep left-hand traffic. Vote NO on 16/10."

A non-binding referendum on the introduction of right hand traffic was held in Sweden on 16 October 1955.[1]

The voter turnout was 53.2%, and the suggestion failed by 15.5% against 82.9%.[1] However, eight years later, in 1963, the Riksdag approved the change. The traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right on 3 September 1967 (see Dagen H).

Result[edit]

Summary of
the referendum
Votes Percent
Yes 400,061 15.5
No 2,139,996 82.9
Blank votes 41,630 1.6
Total 2,581,687 100
Invalid votes 6,043
Eligible voters 4,866,100
Turnout 2,587,730 53.2

Source: Nationalencyklopedin[2]
See also: Swedish Election Authority[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Folkomröstningar 1922-2003" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 21 December 2007. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Folkomröstning: Tabell: Folkomröstningar i Sverige". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 May 2011.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Nationella folkomröstningar" (in Swedish). Swedish Election Authority. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.