The Maine Elimination of Residency Requirement for Intrastate Moves Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure repealed the three month requirement for establishing residency for voting purposes when moving within the state. This amended Section 1 of Article II of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1974)|
| Yes|| 217,445|| 66.29%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article II, Section 1
The language appeared on the ballot as:
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1
"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to eliminate the three-month voting residence requirement following a change of residence within the State?"
The following changes were made to Section 1 of Article II of the Maine Constitution with the crossed out text being repealed:
||Every citizen of the United States of the age of eighteen years and upwards, excepting persons under guardianship for reasons of mental illness, having his or her residence established in this State, shall be an elector for Governor, Senators and Representatives, in the city, town or plantation where his or her residence has been established, |and he or she shall continue to be an elector in such city, town or plantation for the period of three months after his or her removal therefrom if he or she continues to reside in this State during this period, unless barred by the provisions of the second paragraph of this section; and the elections shall be by written ballot.
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 16, 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Constitutional Resolutions of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Sixth Legislature at the Special Session January 2, 1974 to March 29, 1974, "Chapter 3," accessed April 16, 2014
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 29, 1974
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.