Maine Removal of Sheriffs, Proposed Amendment No. 2 (1917)

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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.[1] [2] This amended Section 10 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Amendment No. 2 (1917)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 29,584 84.53%
No5,41615.47%

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.

Constitutional changes

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

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