Maine Municipal Home Rule, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1969)

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The Maine Municipal Home Rule Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the November 4, 1969 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure provided for municipal home rule. This means that municipalities could alter and amend their charters on matters of a local and municipal nature not otherwise prohibited by the Constitution or general laws. The procedure for doing so was to be proscribed by the Legislature.[2] This measure added Article VIII-A, Section 1 to the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1969)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 76,405 57.61%
No56,20942.39%

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. 3

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to Provide for Municipal Home Rule?" [4]

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