Maryland Land Acquisition in Howard and Anne Arundel Counties, Amendment 5 (1954)

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The Maryland Land Acquisition in Howard and Anne Arundel Counties Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Maryland as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure prohibited the governor and city council of Baltimore from taking property in Howard and Anne Arundel Counties under the authority of the Port Development project without consent and approval from the county commissioners. The measure also allowed Anne Arundel County to retain the power of taxation over certain lands acquired by the city of Baltimore.[1][2]

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Maryland Amendment 5 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 136,887 63.12%
No79,97836.88%

Election results via: Maryland Manual, 1955-56

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