Icelandic prohibition referendum, 1908

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A prohibition referendum was held in Iceland on 11 April 1908,[1] the first referendum to be held in the country. Voters were asked whether they approved of a ban on importing alcohol.[2] It was approved by 60.1% of voters. The ban was overturned by a second referendum in 1933.


Choice Votes %
For 4,850 60.1
Against 3,218 39.9
Invalid/blank votes
Total 8,068 100
Registered voters/turnout 11,726
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p961 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p966