Maine Elections for Senate Vacancies, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1964)

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The Maine Elections for Senate Vacancies Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the November 3, 1964 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure provided a method for electing state senators when vacancies arising from death, resignation, removal from the Senate and the failure of any county to elect by a plurality of votes the full number of senators to which said county is entitled. It empowered the Governor to proclaim and fix the time of such elections. It also modified the examination of returns.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1964)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 190,949 79.47%
No49,33920.53%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature relative to examination of returns for Senators and to provide for election of Senators to fill vacancies?" [4]

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