1981 United States Virgin Islands constitutional referendum

A constitutional referendum was held in the United States Virgin Islands on 3 November 1981.[1] The 30-member Constitutional Council was elected in 1980.[2] The Council drew up and then adopted a draft constitution, but as with previous attempts in 1972 and 1979, the draft constitution was rejected by the voters.


Choice Votes %
For 4,821 40.25
Against 7,157 59.75
Invalid votes
Total 11,978 100
Registered voters/turnout 25,485 47.00
Source: Direct Democracy