Cook Islands referendum, 1994

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A four-part referendum was held in the Cook Islands on 24 March 1994.[1] Voters were consulted on retaining the country's name, flag and national anthem, as well as whether the term of Parliament should be three, four or five years.[1] The first three questions were consultative referendums,[2][3][4] whilst the fourth involved changing article 37 of the constitution,[5] and was binding.

Voters voted in favour of retaining the islands' name and national anthem,[2][3] but against retaining the flag.[4]

Results[edit]

Retention of the country's name[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 3,984 69.80
Against 1,723 30.20
Invalid/blank votes
Total 5,707 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Retention of the national anthem[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 80.20
Against 19.80
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

Retention of the national flag[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 48.50
Against 51.50
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

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