The Maine Legislative Candidate Residency Requirement Referendum, also known as Question 13, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required candidates for the house of representatives be a resident in the district which they seek to represent.This amended Section 4 of Article IV, Part First of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Question 13 (1987)|
| Yes|| 300,932|| 80.41%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article IV--Part First, Section 4
The language appeared on the ballot as:
"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to require a candidate for State Representative or State Senator to be a resident in the district which the candidate seeks to represent at the time he is nominated to be placed on any election ballot?"
The full text of the constitutional changes made by this text can be read here.
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 25, 2014
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election November 3, 1987: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 27, 1987
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Laws of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Thirteenth Legislature, "Constitutional Resolutions, Chapter 1," accessed April 25, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.