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Maine Division of Towns into Polling Places, Proposed Amendment No. 3 (1917)

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The Maine Division of Towns into Polling Places Referendum, also known as Proposed Amendment No. 3, was on the September 10, 1917 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have granted the legislature the power to authorize the division of towns into more than one election district for the purpose of holding state and national elections.[1][2][3] This would have amended Section 16 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[4]


Though Proposed Amendment No. 3 did not pass, a similar measure was eventually passed as Maine Division of Towns into Polling Places, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1920).

Election results

Maine Proposed Amendment No. 3 (1917)
Defeatedd No24,59352.12%
Yes 22,588 47.88%

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

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The full text of the ballot language can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The full text of the proposed constitutional changes can be read here.

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