Maine House of Representatives Age Qualification, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1972)

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The Maine House of Representatives Age Qualification Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have reduced the age qualification for members of the House of Representatives to 20 years.[2]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1972)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No194,16651.95%
Yes 179,557 48.05%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDEMENT NO. 3

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to reduce the age of qualification as a Member of the House of Representatives to twenty years?" [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 16, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 31, 1972
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.