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{{Civil rights}}A '''Maine Women's Suffrage People's Veto Vote''' was on the [[1920 ballot measures|1920 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a [[veto referendum]].  Voters were asked if they wanted to ratify a recent act of the [[Maine State Legislature]] that granted women the right to vote for presidential electors.
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Voters '''ratified''' the legislation:
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The '''Maine Women's Suffrage for Presidential Electors People's Veto''', also known as '''Referendum''', was on the [[1920 ballot measures#Maine|September  13, 1920 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a {{vrfull}}, where it was '''approved'''. The measure made into law "An Act Granting to Women the Right to Vote for Presidential Electors."<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm ''Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library,'' "People's Vetoes 1909-," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref><ref name=Lewiston>[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XYggAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bWUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2255%2C4451119 ''Lewiston Evening Journal,'' "SPECIMEN BALLOT," August 30, 1920]</ref>
  
* In favor: 88,080
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==Election results==
* Opposed: 30,462
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Election results via:[http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-]
  
==See also==
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==Text of measure==
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The language appeared on the ballot as:<ref name=Lewiston/>
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{{Quote|<center>'''REFERENDUM'''</center>
  
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SHALL CHAPTER 120 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1919 ENTITLED "AN ACT GRANTING TO WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS," BECOME A LAW?
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Referendum petitions signed in the aggregate by not less than ten thousand electors were filed in the office of the secretary of state within ninety days after the adjournment of the regular session of the seventy-ninth legislature, respectfully requesting that the above named act be referred to the people of the state, to be voted upon in the manner prescribed in the Constitution of the State of Maine. The Governor, by proclamation dated June 17, 1920, declared the act suspended and fixed Monday, September 13, 1920, as the date upon which the same should be referred to the people.
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Those in favor of this act becoming a law will place a cross (X) in the square marked "Yes." Those opposed will place a cross (X) in the square marked "No."
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==See also==
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* [[Maine 1920 ballot measures]]
 
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine]]
  
 
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* [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XYggAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bWUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2255%2C4451119 ''Lewiston Evening Journal,'' "SPECIMEN BALLOT," August 30, 1920]
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* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-]
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* [http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/ballot-measures-database.aspx National Conference of State Legislatures, State Ballot Measures Database]
  
* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm List of all People's Vetoes] from 1909-present.
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The Maine Women's Suffrage for Presidential Electors People's Veto, also known as Referendum, was on the September 13, 1920 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was approved. The measure made into law "An Act Granting to Women the Right to Vote for Presidential Electors."[1][2]

Election results

Maine Referendum (1920)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 88,080 74.30%
No30,46225.70%

Election results via:Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

REFERENDUM

SHALL CHAPTER 120 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1919 ENTITLED "AN ACT GRANTING TO WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS," BECOME A LAW?

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Referendum petitions signed in the aggregate by not less than ten thousand electors were filed in the office of the secretary of state within ninety days after the adjournment of the regular session of the seventy-ninth legislature, respectfully requesting that the above named act be referred to the people of the state, to be voted upon in the manner prescribed in the Constitution of the State of Maine. The Governor, by proclamation dated June 17, 1920, declared the act suspended and fixed Monday, September 13, 1920, as the date upon which the same should be referred to the people.

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Those in favor of this act becoming a law will place a cross (X) in the square marked "Yes." Those opposed will place a cross (X) in the square marked "No." [3]

See also

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References

  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "People's Vetoes 1909-," accessed April 3, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Evening Journal, "SPECIMEN BALLOT," August 30, 1920
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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