Finnish prohibition referendum, 1931

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A referendum on prohibition was held in Finland on 29 and 30 December 1931.[1] Voters were asked whether they approved of the continuation of the prohibition law passed in 1919. Of the three options presented, the complete abolition of prohibition was backed by 70.5% of voters with a turnout of only 44.4%.[2]


Choice Votes %
Complete abolition of prohibition 546,293 70.5
Total prohibition 217,169 28.0
Weak alcoholic drinks allowed 10,947 1.4
Invalid/blank votes 3,476
Total 777,885 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,752,315 44.40
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Direct Democracy


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p606 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p613