Slovak European Union membership referendum, 2003

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A referendum on joining the European Union was held in Slovakia on 16 and 17 May 2003.[1] It was approved by 93.7% of those voting, and Slovakia subsequently joined the EU on 1 May 2004. It remains the only referendum in the country's history to have not failed due to insufficient voter turnout.


Choice Votes %
For 2,012,870 93.7
Against 135,031 6.3
Invalid/blank votes 27,488
Total 2,175,389 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,174,097 52.1
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1747 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7