Maine Voter Residence Qualification, Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (1938)

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The Maine Maine Voter Residence Qualification Referendum, also known as Proposed Amendment to the Constitution, was on the September 12, 1938 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure lengthened the amount of time it took to qualify as a resident to vote.[1][2] This amended Section 1 to Article II of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (1938)
Approveda Yes 125,996 61.36%

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 constitutional changes created by this measure can be read here.

Similar measures

The residency requirement was previously lengthened from three to six months in 1935 by a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

Other related measures:

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