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Alaska Constitution Ratification, Proposition 1 (April 1956)

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The Alaska Constitution Ratification Proposition, also known as Proposition 1 or Ordinance No. 1, was on the April 24, 1956 ballot in Alaska as a constitutional convention referral, where it was approved. The measure sought for the ratification of the Alaska Constitution designed by the Constitutional Convention of 1955-56.[1]


While the constitution was ratified in 1956, Alaska was not admitted into statehood until January 3, 1959.

Election results

Alaska Proposition 1 (April 1956)
Approveda Yes 17,477 68.12%

Election results via: The University of Alaska

Text of the proposal

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the Constitution for the State of Alaska prepared and agreed upon by the Alaska Constitutional Convention be adopted?

Yes [ ] No [ ][2]

Path to the ballot

The question was officially agreed to by the Alaska Constitutional Convention on February 5, 1956.[1]

See also

Suggest a link

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alaska Lieutenant Governor, "Ordinance No. 1 - Ratification of Constitution," accessed January 7, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.