Philippine constitutional plebiscites, 1940

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A plebiscite on June 18, 1940 to ratify the following amendments to the Constitution: tenure of the President and the Vice-President was four years with reelection for another term; establishment of a bicameral Congress of the Philippines, with the Senate as the upper house and the House of Representatives as the lower house, and the creation of an independent Commission on Elections composed of three members to supervise all elections and plebiscites.

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Establishment of a bicameral legislature[edit]

1940 Philippine constitutional plebiscite (Legislative)
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 1,043,712 79.14
No 275,184 20.86
Total votes 1,318,896 100.00

Presidential term limit extension[edit]

1940 Philippine constitutional plebiscite (Executive)
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 1,072,039 81.67
No 240,632 18.33
Total votes 1,312,671 100.00

Creation of a Commission on Elections[edit]

1940 Philippine constitutional plebiscite (COMELEC)
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 1,017,606 77.95
No 287,923 22.05
Total votes 1,305,529 100.00

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