The Maine Legislators Appointed to Civil Office Referendum, also known as Constitutional Amendment 8, was on the November 5, 1985 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed state legislators to be appointed to governmental offices requiring legislative approval as long as they resigned from the legislature upon their appointment and confirmation. This would have amended Section 10 of Article VI, Part Third of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Constitutional Amendment 8 (1985)|
|Yes|| 92,262|| 49.85%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to allow qualified individuals in the Legislature to be appointed to civil office so long as they resign from the Legislature upon confirmation?"
The full text of the constitutional changes proposed by this measure can be read here.
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 24, 2014
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election November 5, 1985: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 29, 1985
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Laws of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Twelfth Legislature, "Constitutional Resolutions, Chapter 2," accessed April 24, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.