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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]


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%

Results via: The University of Alaska

Text of the proposal

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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

Yes [ ] No [ ]

Path to the ballot

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

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