Maine Odd Number of State Senators, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1969)

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The Maine Odd Number of State Senators Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the November 4, 1969 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure provided that the members of the Senate should be an odd number with no fewer than 31 members and no more than 41.[2] The measure amended Section 1 and Section 2 of Article IV, Part Second of the Maine Constitution.[3]

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Maine (1969)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 76,330 56.84%
No57,95043.16%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IV, Part Second, Section 1 and Section 2

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 2

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to provide for an odd numbered Senate of not less than thirty-one nor more than forty-one senators following the constitutionally required apportionment in 1971?" [4]

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