Alaska Advisory Vote on Legislative Session (1978)

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The Alaska Advisory Vote on Legislative Sessions ballot question was on the November 7, 1978 statewide general election ballot in Alaska as an advisory question. It was legislatively-referred to the ballot by the Alaska State Legislature, and it was approved.

Voters were asked whether they thought the state legislature should vote to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would set 120 days as the maximum length of the legislative session with provisions for extension.

In 1984, the legislature did put a binding proposal on the ballot, the Alaska Length of Legislative Sessions Amendment (1984), which passed with 76.6% of the vote.

Text of measure

The ballot summary said, "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. A vote "FOR" advises the legislature to place the proposed amendment before the voters. A vote "AGAINST" advises the legislature not to place the proposed amendment before the voters."

Election results

Alaska Advisory Vote on Legislative Session (1978)
Yes or no Votes Percentage
15px-600px-Yes check.png Yes - 75%
No - 25%
Total votes - 100%

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