Referendum on the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018

You are being asked if you agree with the proposal –

(i) to delete the following subsection from Article 40.3 of the Constitution:

“3° The State acknowledges the right to life of the unborn and, with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother, guarantees in its laws to respect, and, as far as practicable, by its laws to defend and vindicate that right.

This subsection shall not limit freedom to travel between the State and another state.

This subsection shall not limit freedom to obtain or make available, in the State, subject to such conditions as may be laid down by law, information relating to services lawfully
available in another state.”,


(ii) to substitute that subsection with the following:

“3° Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancy.”.

Click here to download the booklet, entitled “Referendum Results 1937 – 2018” in PDF format. This includes all final referendum results.

Result Summary

Electorate: 3,367,556
Total Poll: 2,159,655
Percentage Poll: 64.13%
Votes in favour of the proposal: 1,429,981
Votes against the proposal: 723,632
Invalid Ballot Papers: 6,042