Alaska Constitution Ratification, Proposition 1 (April 1956)

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The Alaska Constitution Ratification Proposition, also known as Ordinance No. 1 was a constitutional convention referral on the April 24, 1956 ballot in Alaska, where it was approved.

  • The proposition sought for the ratification of the Alaska Constitution designed by the Constitutional Convention of 1955-56.[1]

Aftermath

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

Election results

Alaska Proposition 1 (April 1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 17,477 68.12%
No8,18031.88%

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]

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References

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