1991 Macedonian independence referendum

An independence referendum was held in Republic of Macedonia on 8 September 1991.[1] It was approved by 96.4% of votes, with a turnout of 75.7%. North Macedonia celebrates 8 September as Independence Day.

1991 Macedonian independence referendum
Are you for a sovereign and independent state of Macedonia, with a right to enter into any alliance with sovereign states of Yugoslavia?

Macedonian: Дали сте за суверена и независна држава Македонија, со право на влез во иден сојуз на суверени држави на Југославија?
LocationSocialist Republic of Macedonia
DateSeptember 8, 1991 (1991-09-08)
Votes %
Yes 1,079,308 96.46%
No 39,639 3.54%
Valid votes 1,118,947 98.79%
Invalid or blank votes 13,648 1.21%
Total votes 1,132,595 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 1,495,807 75.72%
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A pie chart with a vast majority voting yes
A pie chart of the outcome
Results of the 1991 Macedonian independence referendum[1]
Choice Votes %
Yes 1,079,308 95.3
No 39,639 3.5
Invalid/blank votes 13,648 1.2
Total 1,132,595 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,495,807 75.7


  1. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen and P. Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A Data Handbook, p. 1278 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7