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. The measure reduced the voting age requirement from 20 to 18 years old.
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.
| Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (1971)|
| Yes|| 144,949|| 59.35%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
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?"