The Maine Removal of Sheriffs Referendum, also known as Proposed Amendment No. 2, was on the September 10, 1917 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure gave the governor the power to remove sheriffs who do not faithfully and efficiently perform the duties imposed upon them by law and to appoint another sheriff for the remainder of the term of the removed sheriff. This amended Section 10 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Proposed Amendment No. 2 (1917)|
| Yes|| 29,584|| 84.53%|
Election results via:
Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 10
The full text of the ballot language can be read here.
The full text of the proposed constitutional changes can be read here.