Maine Direct Primary, Question No. 4 (1911)

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The Maine Direct Primary Initiative, also known as Question No. 4, was on the September 11, 1911 ballot in Maine as an initiated state statute, where it was approved.[1] The measure provided that the nomination of candidates for any state or county office would be made at and by primary elections.[2]

Election results

Maine Question No. 4 (1911)
Approveda Yes 65,810 75.14%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1910-

Text of measure

The language appeared the ballot as:[2]

Question No. 4

Those in favor of the Nomination of Candidates for the offices set forth below, at primary elections, will place a X in the square marked Yes.

Those who are opposed, will place a X in the square marked No.

"An act to provide for nomination of candidates by political parties by primary elections," where by "all nominations of candidates for any State or County office, shall hereafter be made at and by primary elections held in accordance with the provisions of this act." [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 1, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," September 1, 1911
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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