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Maine Abolition of Executive Council and Notary Public, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (1975)

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The Maine Abolition of Executive Council and Notary Public Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4, was on the November 4, 1975 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure abolished the Executive Council and reassigned its constitutional powers to the governor and the legislature. It also abolished the office of notary public. Additionally, it prohibited the appointment of legislators to offices that require approval from the legislature. This amended multiple parts and sections of Article IV, Article V, Article VI and Article IX of the Maine Constitution..[2][3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (1975)
Approveda Yes 94,702 66.59%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IV, Article V, Article VI and Article IX

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]


"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to abolish the Executive Council and to Reassign its Constitutional Powers to the Governor and the Legislature, to Eliminate the Office of Notary Public as a Constitutional Office and to Prohibit Appointment of Legislators to Offices Requiring Approval of the Legislature for Appointment?" [4]

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