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Maine Representatives Residency Requirements, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1981)

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The Maine Representatives Residency Requirements Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the November 3, 1981 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure removed the requirement that members of the house of representatives continue to live in the same town after elected. Members were still required to maintain residence in the same district they were elected to represent. This amended Section 4 of Article IV, Part First of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1981)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 193,862 83.88%
No37,25716.12%

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:[2]

"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended to clarify the residency requirements for candidates for and members of the House of Representatives by requiring that they must reside in the district which they represent?" [4]

Constitutional changes

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

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