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Maine Employment of Women and Minors, Question One (1916)

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The Maine Employment of Women and Minors People's Veto, also known as Question One, was on the September 11, 1916 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was approved. The measure limited the number of hours of employment for women and children to 54 hours per week.[1] [2]

Election results

Maine Question One (1916)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 95,591 70.37%
No40,25229.63%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Question One
REFERENDUM

Those in favor of limiting the number of hours of employment of Women and Children to fifty-four in one week, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 350, Public Laws of 1915, will place a cross (X) in the square marked "Yes." Those opposed will place a cross (X) in the square marked "No."

"AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE EMPLOYEMENT OF WOMEN AND MINORS."

—Lewiston Daily Sun, [2]

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