The Maine Governor Citizenship Qualifications Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the September 12, 1955 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure changed the citizenship requirement the list of qualifications for the Governor to read, "a citizen of the United States for at least fifteen years," instead of, "a natural born citizen of the United States". This amended Section 4 of Article V, Part First of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1955)|
| Yes|| 15,157|| 51.19%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article V, Part First, Section 4
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 2
"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to change the qualifications of citizenship of the Governor?"
The full text of the constitutional changes made by this measure can be read here.