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Maine Suffrage for Native Americans, Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1954)

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The Maine Suffrage for Native Americans Referendum, also known as Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2, was on the September 13, 1954 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1][2] The measure became the 77th amendment to the Maine Constitution, affecting Article II, Section 1 and Article IV, Part 1, Section 2.[3]

Election results

Maine Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 155,528 78.86%
No41,68821.14%

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.

Shall the constitution be amended as proposed by a resolution of the legislature permitting Indians to vote?

Path to the ballot

  • Legislative Document: L.D. 470, H.P. 423 (1953 Regular Session)
  • Legislative Enactment: With Amendment #265, Resolves 1953, c. 97[1]

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