Maine Employment of Women and Minors, Question One (1916)

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The Maine Employment of Women and Minors People's Veto, also known as Question One, was on the September 11, 1916 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was approved. The measure limited the number of hours of employment for women and children to 54 hours per week.[1] [2]

Election results

Maine Question One (1916)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 95,591 70.37%
No40,25229.63%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:

Question One
REFERENDUM

Those in favor of limiting the number of hours of employment of Women and Children to fifty-four in one week, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 350, Public Laws of 1915, will place a cross (X) in the square marked "Yes." Those opposed will place a cross (X) in the square marked "No."

"AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EMPLOYEMENT OF WOMEN AND MINORS."

[3]

—Lewiston Daily Sun, [2]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 2, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Sample Ballot," September 2, 1916
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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