Maine Residence for Suffrage Purposes, Amendment No. 2 (1919)

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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.[1][2] This amended Sections 1 of Article II of the Maine Constitution.[3]


The three month period to establish residency after moving within the state was later repealed in 1974.

Election results

Maine Amendment No. 2 (1919)
Approveda 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.

Constitutional changes

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

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