The Maine Representatives Residency Requirements Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the November 3, 1981 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure removed the requirement that members of the house of representatives continue to live in the same town after elected. Members were still required to maintain residence in the same district they were elected to represent. This amended Section 4 of Article IV, Part First of the Maine Constitution.
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1981)|
| Yes|| 193,862|| 83.88%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article IV, Part First, Section 4
The language appeared on the ballot as:
"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to clarify the residency requirements for candidates for and members of the House of Representatives by requiring that they must reside in the district which they represent?"
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 2," accessed April 23, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.