Puerto Rican status referendum, 1967

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Puerto Rican status referendum, 1967
Location Puerto Rico
Date July 23, 1967; 52 years ago (1967-07-23)
Voting system first-past-the-post
Results
Commonwealth
  
60.4%
Statehood
  
39.0%
Independence
  
0.6%

A referendum on the status of the island was held in Puerto Rico on 23 July 1967.[1] Voters were given the choice between being a Commonwealth, statehood or independence. The majority of voters voted for Commonwealth status, with a voter turnout of 65.9%.[2]

Results

Choice Votes %
Commonwealth 425,132 60.4
Statehood 274,312 39.0
Independence 4,248 0.6
Invalid/blank votes 3,601
Total 703,692 100
Source: Nohlen

References

  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p552 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. Nohlen, p555