Danish electoral age referendum, 1969


A referendum on lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 was held in Denmark on 24 June 1969.[1] The proposed change was rejected by 78.6% of voters with a turnout of 63.6%.[2] Two years later, the electoral age was instead lowered to 20 years, and finally, after a 1978 referendum, to 18 years.


Choice Votes %
For 448,726 21.4
Against 1,646,685 78.6
Invalid/blank votes 8,443
Total 2,103,854 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,309,551 63.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


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