|Abeldane State Referendum, August 2019|
|Should the Archduchy of Tusmore be admitted as a state of the Empire?|
|Date||8 August 2019|
|Invalid or blank votes
The August 2019 Abeldane state referendum was a referendum in Abelden asking whether or not the Abeldane Empire should admit the Archduchy of Tusmore as a federal state. In total 33 people voted, 30 in favour and 0 against, and 3 abstentions. The referendum passed with 90.91% in support, granting the government the power to admit Tusmore as a federal state, with the consent of the federal monarchs.
Discussion on the creation of a seventh federal state in Abelden had been an ongoing topic for some time, with Nicholas Kaos, Former Abeldane Emperor, wishing to establish a state of his own. The Tusmore Referendum Act was presented to and subsequently enacted by the Reichsversammlung on 2 August 2019.
There was little opposition to the creation of Tusmore, and as such there was little active campaigning undertaken. The main argument for the admittance or Tusmore was that it would create a state other than Alenshka which could be active.
Following the referendum, discussions on the form of the new state began. Eventually a treaty of Accession was written, which received the signature of all the federal monarchs of Abelden by 4 October 2019, whereupon Tusmore was admitted as a state of the Abeldane Empire.