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Maine House of Representatives Elections, Powers and Apportionment, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1963)

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The Maine House of Representatives Elections, Powers and Apportionment Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the November 5, 1963 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] The measure changed the election, powers and apportionment of the Maine House of Representatives.[2] The measure amended Sections 2-A, 3 and 5 of Article VI, Part First and Sections 2-A, 3 and 5 of Article VI, Part Second of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Aftermath

A similar measure was passed in 1966 relating to the elections, powers and apportionment of the Senate.

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1963)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 44,556 65.92%
No23,03534.08%

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. 1

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature affecting the election, powers and apportionment of the House of Representatives?" [4]

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