Danish West Indies status referendum, 1916

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An unofficial referendum on the sale of the islands to the United States was held in the Danish West Indies on 17 August 1916.[1] The proposal was approved by 99.83% of voters, with only seven people voting against.[1] It followed the Treaty of the Danish West Indies, which was signed on 4 August, and also approved by a referendum in Denmark in December 1916. The islands were transferred to the United States in 1917.

Results[edit]

Choice Votes %
For 4,027 99.83
Against 7 0.17
Invalid/blank votes
Total 4,034 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy

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