2012 elections review: Alaska Ballot Measure 2 defeated, Measure 1 too close to call

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August 28, 2012

JUNEAU, Alaska: The time to flock to the polls is said and done for Alaska residents, and as the smoked cleared, one measure's fate became certain, the other's became hazy.

August 28 was the state primary election, as Ballot Measure 1 and Ballot Measure 2 were on the voters' plates.

Ballot Measure 2 was soundly defeated with almost 62% of the vote, with 428 out of 438 precincts reporting numbers. On the other hand, Ballot Measure 1, so far, has 50.55% of voters voting 'no' on the issue. However, with 10 precincts left to report, and a numbers still being unofficial, the measure is too close to call.

Below are unofficial election results for both measures.

This page will be updated as final numbers roll in throughout the day

Ballot Measure 1

Status: Too close to call

The measure would allow a city or borough to raise the property tax exemption on a residence from $20,000 to at most $50,000. However, the tax exemption would have to be put to a vote and approved at a local election before it could be implemented.

Election results

Ballot Measure 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 61804 50.13%
No6149549.87%

438 out of 438 precincts reporting via the Alaska Elections Division

Election results last updated 1 August, 2014 08:41 UTC. Click here for Alaskan Standard Time conversions.


Ballot Measure 2

Status: Defeated

The measure would have establishd a new coastal management program in the state. Specifically, the management program that would have been established would have been formally called the Alaska Coastal Zone Management Program. Alaska is the only coastal state in the country without a federal coastal management plan, according to reports. Coastal programs are established to guarantee state and local participation in federal decisions on coastal issues that could potentially surface.

Election results

Ballot Measure 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No7644062.09%
Yes 46678 37.91%

4368 out of 438 precincts reporting via the Alaska Elections Division

Election results last updated 1 August, 2014 08:41 UTC. Click here for Alaskan Standard Time conversions.


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