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Maine Relating to Military, Amendment No. 1 (1919)

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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a commission in the militia and shall prescribe the mode of selection of officers for the several grades.[1][2] This repealed and replaced Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Article VII of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Amendment No. 1 (1919)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 15,826 58.95%
No11,02041.05%

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.

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

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In 1917, this measure failed to pass as Maine Relating to Military, Proposed Amendment No. 4 (1917).

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