The Maine Residence for Suffrage Purposes Referendum, also known as Amendment No. 2, was on the September 8, 1919 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided for the continuation of the right of suffrage to a person otherwise qualified to vote for Governor, Senators and Representatives in the town or plantation where his residence for suffrage purposes had been established for a period of three months after moving to another place in the state. This amended Sections 1 of Article II of the Maine Constitution.
The three month period to establish residency after moving within the state was later repealed in 1974.
| Maine Amendment No. 2 (1919)|
| Yes|| 22,024|| 76.54%|
Election results via:
Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
- See also: Maine Constitution, Article II, Section 1
The full text of the ballot language can be read here.
The full text of the proposed constitutional changes can be read here.
- ↑ 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 108," accessed April 18, 2014