Ninth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1984
Polling for the referendum, which was held in conjunction with the European Parliament elections, took place on Thursday 14 June 1984 between the hours of 9:00am and 9:00pm. The subject matter of the referendum was described as follows in the official polling card circulated to each elector:
The Ninth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1984, proposes to extend the right conferred on citizens to vote at elections for members of Dáil Éireann to such other persons in the State who have reached the age of 18 years as may be specified by legislation enacted by the Oireachtas."
(The statement was prescribed by the Referendum (Amendment) Act, 1984)
The total number of votes recorded in favour of the proposal was 828,483 and the total number of votes recorded against the proposal was 270,250. As the proposal was duly approved by the people, the Bill was signed by the President on 2nd August 1984 and promulgated as law.