Maine Repeal of Poll Tax and Military Service Exemption, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1978)

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The Maine Repeal of Poll Tax and Military Service Exemption Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure repealed obsolete language requiring the payment of a poll tax and paying for an exemption from military service. This amended Section 5 of Article III of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

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Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 185,997 59.87%
No124,65040.13%

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

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article III, Section 5

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the First Regular Session of the 108th Legislature to repeal provisions relating to the poll tax and to payment in lieu of military duty?" [4]

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