The Maine Relating to Military Referendum, also known as Amendment No. 1, was on the September 8, 1919 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that all commissioned officers of the militia be appointed and commissioned by the Governor. It also would have made the Legislature designate qualifications necessary for holding a commission in the militia and shall prescribe the mode of selection of officers for the several grades. This repealed and replaced Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Article VII of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Amendment No. 1 (1919)|
| Yes|| 15,826|| 58.95%|
Election results via:
Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article VII, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
The full text of the ballot language can be read here.
The full text of the proposed constitutional changes can be read here.
In 1917, this measure failed to pass as Maine Relating to Military, Proposed Amendment No. 4 (1917).
- ↑ Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 3, 2014
- ↑ Lewiston Evening Journal, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments to be Voted Upon September 8, 1919," August 23, 1919
- ↑ Resolves of the State of Maine Passed by the Seventy-Ninth Legislature. 1919, "Chapter 24," accessed April 18, 2014