Maine U.S. Congress Term Limits, Question 1 (1994)

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The Maine Congressional Term Limits Initiative was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Maine, where it was approved.

It was titled on the ballot as An Act to Impose Term Limits on Members of the United States Congress.

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Term Limits Initiative
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 312,007 63.1%
No182,19236.9%

The question on the ballot said, ""Do You Favor the Changes in Maine Law Limiting the Number of Terms which May Be Served by Maine's Representatives to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate Proposed by Citizen Petition?"

Declared unconstitutional

After the measure passed, the League of Women Voters filed a federal lawsuit, League of Women Voters of Maine v. Diamond, challenging its constitutionality. The United States District Court for the District of Maine determined the initiative to be unconstitutional on May 26, 1995 and the state legislature subsequently repealed it.

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