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Maine Gubernatorial Term Length and Limits, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1957)

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The Maine Gubernatorial Term Length and Limits Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3, was on the September 9, 1957 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure changed the term length for governor from two to four years. Additionally, it stipulated that the governor could not serve more than two successive terms.[1][2]

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Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (1957)
Approveda Yes 60,240 59.27%

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]


"Shall the Constitution which now provides for a two-year term for Governor, be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature, to a four-year term with a further limitation that he shall not succeed himself after two such successive terms?" [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed April 8, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Evening Journal, "Specimen Ballot," September 6, 1957
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.