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Maine Legislative Candidate Residency Requirement (1987)

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The Maine Legislative Candidate Residency Requirement Amendment was on the 1987 ballot in Maine, where it was approved. It was the 157th constitutional amendment added to the Maine Constitution.

The amendment was legislatively-referred to the ballot by the Maine Legislature.

The purpose of the amendment was to add to the state's constitution a provision mandating that candidates for the state legislature must reside in the district the candidate is seeking to represent at the time he or she is nominated.

  • Yes: 300,932
  • No: 73,316

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