Maltese constitutional referendum, 1964

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A referendum on a new constitution was held in Malta between 2 and 4 May 1964.[1] It was approved by 54.5% of voters, and came into effect on 21 September 1964. It was effectively a referendum on independence, as the new constitution made the country an independent Commonwealth realm.


The question put to the electorate was "Do you approve of the constitution proposed by the Government of Malta, endorsed by the Legislative Assembly, and published in the Malta Gazette?[2]


Choice Votes %
For 65,714 54.5
Against 54,919 45.5
Invalid/blank votes 9,016
Total 129,649 100
Registered voters/turnout 162,743 79.7
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1302 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Referenda in Malta: The Questions and the Voters' Responses Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. Elections in Malta