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Maine Literacy Test Repeal, Proposed Constitutional Amendment (1979)

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The Maine Literacy Test Repeal Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment, was on the November 6, 1979 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have repealed the literacy requirement for voting. This would have repealed part of Section 2 of Article II of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment (1979)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No170,26766.71%
Yes 84,971 33.29%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to remove the literacy requirements for eligibility to vote?" [4]

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