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Advertisement of theresults of the referendum on 20 October 2012

With reference to the first paragraph of Article 10 of the Act on the Conduct of Referendums, No. 91/2010, the National Electoral Commission has informed the Ministry of the Interior of the results of the referendum on 20 October 2012 on the proposals by the Constitutional Council for a draft Constitutional Act and particular points relating to the proposals, which were declared at a meeting of the National Electoral Commission on 29 October 2012. No allegations of irregularity were received. After taking into account the rulings delivered by the commission on votes of disputed validity and the final reports from the constituency commissions, the results were as follows.

Voters on the electoral register: 236,911
Valid votes cast: 114,570
Spoiled papers: 1,499
including blank ballot papers: 661
including other disqualified ballots: 
838

Valid votes were divided as follows in answer to the individual questions.

1. Do you wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution?

Yes, I wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution.

          73,509

No, I do not wish the Constitution Council's proposals to form the basis of a new draft Constitution.

          36,302

2. In the new Constitution, do you want natural resources that are not privately owned to be declared national property?

Yes     84,760

No      17,470

3. Would you like to see provisions in the new Constitution on an established (national) church in Iceland?

Yes     58,455

No       43,914

4. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution authorising the election of particular individuals to the Althingi more than is the case at present?

Yes      78,451

No        21,660

5. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution giving equal weight to votes cast in all parts of the country?

Yes      66,653

No        33,590

6. Would you like to see a provision in the new Constitution stating that a certain proportion of the electorate is able to demand that issues are put to a referendum?

Yes       72,633

No         26,440

This advertisement is published with reference to the second paragraph of Article 10 of the Act on the Conduct of Referendums, No. 91/2010.

Ministry of the Interior, 30 October 2012