Maine Women's Suffrage for Presidential Electors, Referendum (1920)

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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]

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  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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