August 1987 Palauan Compact of Free Association referendum

A sixth referendum on the Compact of Free Association was held in Palau on 21 August 1987, after the previous five referendums had failed to achieve the 75% in favour necessary. Voters were asked whether they approved of the Compact of Free Association between Palau and the United States signed on 10 January 1986. It was approved by 73.0% of voters, with a turnout of 74.7%.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 5,964 73.0
Against 2,201 27.0
Invalid/blank votes 17 -
Total 8,182 100
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p752 ISBN 0-19-924959-8