Guamanian constitutional referendum, 1987

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A referendum on a new constitution was held in Guam on 8 August 1987.[1] Instead of passing the whole constitution as a unit, voters chose to approve each chapter of the document individually. With a low turnout of 39%, all chapters were approved[2] except for Chapter I on relations with the United States[3] and Chapter VII on Chamorro relations and immigration.[4] Modified versions of these rejected chapters would be accepted in a referendum later the same year.


A referendum on chapters of a constitution was held in Guam on 7 November 1987.[5] Chapter I (on relations with the United States)[6] and Chapter VII (on Chamorro relations and immigration)[7] had been rejected in a referendum in August, and the Constitutional Commission resubmitted modified versions. Both modified versions passed on the back of a much higher turnout of 58%.