Puerto Rican suffrage referendum, 1970

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A referendum on electoral suffrage was held in Puerto Rico on 1 November 1970.[1] Voters were asked whether the voting age should be lowered from 21 to 18. The reform was approved by 59.2% of voters, with a turnout of just 34.7%.[2]


Choice Votes %
For 213,782 59.2
Against 147,037 40.8
Invalid/blank votes 1,877
Total 362,696 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,043,733 34.7
Source: Nohlen


  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p552 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. Nohlen, p556