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Alaska Legislative Session Length Question, Proposition 1 (1978)

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The Alaska Legislative Session Length Question, also known as Proposition 1, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Alaska as an advisory question, where it was approved. The measure asked voters whether regular legislative sessions should be 120 days with the possibility of a 10 day extension with a majority vote in the Alaska Legislature.[1]

Election results

Alaska Proposition 1 (1978)
Approveda Yes 87,100 74.96%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Proposition No. 1
Advisory Vote on Legislative Session

Shall the Legislature adopt a resolution placing before the voters an amendment to the state constitution to provide for a maximum length for regular sessions of the legislature of 120 days which may be extended in 10-day increments by a resolution concurred in by a majority of the membership of each house? The vote on this proposition does not amend the constitution. It merely advises the legislature of the voters' preference.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 20, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.