The Maine Initiative Signature Validity and Form of Ballot Question Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the November 3, 1981 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required all signatures for initiated measures to be dated and limited the validity of a signature to one year. It also provided that any initiated measure not enacted without change by the legislature would be submitted to electors together with any amended form, substitute or recommendation of the legislature in such a manner that they can choose between the competing measures or reject both. This amended Section 18 of Article IV, Part Third of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1981)|
| Yes|| 141,975|| 64.79%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article IV, Part Third, Section 18
The language appeared on the ballot as:
"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to change the initiative provisions to require that for initiatives begun after the effective date of this resolution all signatures be dated and limit the validity of a signature to one year?"
The full text of the constitutional changes made by this measure can be read here.
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 23, 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Lewiston Journal, "State of Maine Special Election November 3, 1981: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 27, 1981
- ↑ Constitutional Resolutions of the State of Maine as Passed at the First Regular Session of the One Hundred and Tenth Legislature, 1981, "Chapter 1," accessed April 23, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.