Maine Voting Age Requirement of 20, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1970)

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The Maine Voting Age Requirement of 20 Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure decreased the voting age requirement from 21 to 20 years old. This amended Section 1 of Article II of the Maine Constitution.[2] [3]

Aftermath

The voting age was further reduced the following year from 20 to 18 years old by a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 167,660 58.76%
No117,66841.24%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article II, Section 1

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1

"Shall the Constitution be Amended as Proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to Reduce the Voting Age to Twenty Years?" [4]

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