World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Danish electoral age referendum, 1978

Article Id: WHEBN0012132915
Reproduction Date:

Title: Danish electoral age referendum, 1978  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Voting age, Anker Jørgensen, Danish electoral age referendum, 1971, Danish electoral age referendum, 1969, Danish electoral age referendum, 1961
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Danish electoral age referendum, 1978

A referendum on lowering the voting age from 20 to 18 was held in Denmark on 19 September 1978.[1] It was held after the Danish government lowering the age of majority from 20 to 18 in 1976. The change was approved by 53.8% of voters with a turnout of 63.2%.[2] The electoral age had previously been lowered from 21 to 20 in a 1971 referendum, after a 1969 referendum had rejected lowering the electoral age to 18.

Results

Choice Votes %
For 1,224,455 53.8
Against 1,049,837 46.2
Invalid/blank votes 8,984
Total 2,283,276 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,615,158 63.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p524 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p534
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.