Bahamian referendum, 2002

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A multiple referendum with five questions was held in the Bahamas on 27 February 2002. Voters were asked whether they approved of:

  1. the removal of gender discrimination from the constitution
  2. the creation of a national commission to monitor the standards of teachers
  3. the creation of an independent parliamentary commissioner
  4. the creation of an independent election boundaries commission
  5. the increase of the retirement ages of judges from 60 to 65 (or 68 to 72 for appellate judges)

All five questions were rejected by voters, with between 62.8 and 70.9% voting against.[1]

Results[edit]

Question For Against Invalid/
blank votes
Total
Votes % Votes %
Constitutional change 29,906 34.0 58,055 66.0 87,961
Teacher monitoring commission 32,892 37.2 55,627 62.8 88,519
Independent Parliamentary Commissioner 30,418 34.5 57,815 65.5 88,233
Independent election boundaries commission 30,903 35.0 57,291 65.0 88,194
Retirement ages of judges 25,018 29.1 60,838 70.9 85,856
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p80 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6