Two referendums were held together in Ireland on 7 December 1972, each on a proposed amendment of the Irish constitution. Both proposals were approved by voters.

Fourth amendment

Main article: Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

The Fourth Amendment to the constitution lowered the voting age for all national elections and referendums in the state from twenty-one to eighteen years of age

Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland referendum[1]
Choice Votes %
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

Fifth amendment

Main article: Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland

The Fifth Amendment to the constitution removed reference to "special position" of the Roman Catholic Church and to certain other named denominations.

Fifth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland referendum[1]
Choice Votes %
Yes
721,003 84.38
No 133,430 15.62
Valid votes 854,433 94.54
Invalid or blank votes 49,326 5.46
Total votes 903,759 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 1,783,604 50.67

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Referendum Results" (PDF). Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.