Maine Determining Election of Governor, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (1964)

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The Maine Determining Election of Governor Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 7, was on the November 3, 1964 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure repealed and replaced the language outlining the determination of the election of Governor.[2]

It stated that the election for governor should be notified, held and regulated and its votes received, sorted, counted, declared and recorded in the same manner as those for Senators and Representatives. It also stipulated that if there would be a tie between the two persons having the largest number of votes for Governor, the Legislature would have a joint meeting. At this meeting, each member of the Legislature would have one vote to cast for either of the tied candidates. This amended Section 3 of Article V, Part First of the Maine Constitution.[3]

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Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (1964)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 156,407 67.75%
No74,44132.25%

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 3

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 7

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature designating procedure for determining the election of Governor?" [4]

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