Maine 1917 ballot measures
September 10, 1917 ballot in Maine.Five statewide ballot measures were on the
- All five of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Two of the measures were approved and three were defeated.
On the ballot
|Proposed Amendment No. 1||Suffrage||Grants women equal suffrage with men|
|Proposed Amendment No. 2||Local Gov't||Empowers Governor to removed and replace sheriffs|
|Proposed Amendment No. 3||Elections||Grants Legislature the power to authorize division of towns into more than one election district|
|Proposed Amendment No. 4||War & Peace||Requires all commissioned officers of the militia be appointed and commissioned by the Governor|
|Proposed Amendment No. 5||Redistricting||Allows representation in the House of Representatives to remain as formerly in the event of the merger of towns and cities|
- Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
- Lewiston Daily Sun, "Sample Ballot," September 5, 1917
- National Conference of State Legislatures, State Ballot Measures Database