Maine Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors, Amendment No. 1 (1934)

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The Maine Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors Referendum, also known as Amendment No. 1, was on the September 10, 1934 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1][2] The measure repealed the prohibition against the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors, not including cider and or liquor for medicinal purposes. The prohibition was originally put in place by the 26th amendment to the Maine Constitution, which was adopted on September 8, 1884.[3]

Election results

Maine Amendment No. 1 (1934)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 161,893 65.48%
No85,36334.52%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

AMENDMENT NO. 1

"Shall the constitution be amended by the repeal of the 26th amendment relating to the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors?"

By Chapter 219 of the Resolves of 1933, (approved December 16, in special session,) it is proposed to repeal the 26th amendment to the Constitution. [4]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes can be read here.

Similar measures

An earlier attempt was made to repeal the amendment that had prohibited the sale and manufacturing of alcohol in Maine in 1911, but it failed.

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