Maine November General Election, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1957)

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The Maine November General Election Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the September 9, 1957 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure changed the biennial general election date from the second Monday of September to the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.[1][2]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1957)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 63,820 63.81%
No36,20236.19%

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. 2

"Shall the Constitution which now provides that the general election shall take place on the second Monday of September, biennially, be amended, as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature, to the Tuesday following the first Monday in November?" [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 8, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Evening Journal, "Specimen Ballot," September 6, 1957
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.