Maine Legislative Candidate Residency Requirement, Question 13 (1987)

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The Maine Legislative Candidate Residency Requirement Referendum, also known as Question 13, was on the November 3, 1987 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure required candidates for the house of representatives be a resident in the district which they seek to represent.This amended Section 4 of Article IV, Part First of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Question 13 (1987)
Approveda Yes 300,932 80.41%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IV--Part First, Section 4

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to require a candidate for State Representative or State Senator to be a resident in the district which the candidate seeks to represent at the time he is nominated to be placed on any election ballot?" [4]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes made by this text can be read here.

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