Maine Governor Citizenship Qualifications, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1955)

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The Maine Governor Citizenship Qualifications Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the September 12, 1955 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1][2] The measure changed the citizenship requirement the list of qualifications for the Governor to read, "a citizen of the United States for at least fifteen years," instead of, "a natural born citizen of the United States." This amended Section 4 of Article V, Part First of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1955)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 15,157 51.19%
No14,45248.81%

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 4

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 2

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to change the qualifications of citizenship of the Governor?" [4]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes made by this measure can be read here.

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