1918 Icelandic sovereignty referendum

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A referendum on the Act of Union with the Kingdom of Denmark was held in Iceland on 19 October 1918.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of the Act, which would lead to Iceland becoming a separate kingdom under the Danish Crown, making the country a sovereign state in a personal union with Denmark. It was approved by 92.6% of voters.[2][3]


Choice Votes %
For 12,411 92.6
Against 999 7.4
Invalid/blank votes 243
Total 13,653 100
Registered voters/turnout 31,143 43.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p966
  3. ^ "Af hverju heldur Alþingi hátíðarfund á Þingvöllum 18. júlí í sumar?". Vísindavefurinn (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-11-24.