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Maine Voting Age Requirement of 18, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1971)

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The Maine Voting Age Requirement of 18 Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1, was on the November 2, 1971 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure reduced the voting age requirement from 20 to 18 years old.[2]

Background

Just one year prior to the passage of this measure, the voting age was reduced from 21 to 20 years old by legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1971)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 144,949 59.35%
No99,27440.65%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

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

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIOANL AMENDMENT NO. 1

"Shall the Constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the Legislature to reduce the voting age to eighteen years?"

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