1976 Cuban constitutional referendum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coat of arms of Cuba.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba portal
Granma front page of 14 February 1976, asking for the affirmative vote in the referendum.

A constitutional referendum was held in Cuba on 15 February 1976, the first nationwide elections on the island since the Cuban Revolution.[1] The new constitution was reportedly discussed at grass-roots level by 6,216,000 citizens, resulting in 60 of the 141 articles being modified.[1] It was approved by 99.02% of voters with a turnout of 98%.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 5,473,534 99.02
Against 54,070 0.98
Invalid/blank votes 75,369
Total 5,602,973 100
Registered voters/turnout 5,717,266 98.00
Source: Direct Democracy


  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p197 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Cuba, 15 February 1976: Constitution Direct Democracy (in German)