Ireland: Reduction of voting age (Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

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Ireland: Reduction of voting age (Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland)

Choice

Votes

Percent

Yes

724,836

84.64%

No

131,514

15.36%

Valid votes

856,350

94.79%

Invalid or blank votes

47,089

5.21%

Total votes

903,439

100.00%

Registered voters and turnout

1,783,604

50.65%

Proposal: The ballot formally proposed the reduction of the voting age from 21 years to 18 years.

Source: Question: http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/LocalGovernment/Voting/referendum_results_1937-2015.pdf.

Note: The question included the full legal wording for the amendment to the Constitution.