Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 (August 1970)
the English Language
|Not on ballot|
The amendment said that a person otherwise qualified to vote could not be required to read or speak English as a condition of voting.
|Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2|
Text of measure
The ballot summary said,
This provision amends Article V of the State Constitution by omitting the requirement that a person otherwise qualified to vote in state or local elections be able to read or speak the English language as a prerequisite for voting. Article V presently contains one exception to the English language requirement, where physical disability makes impossible the ability to read or speak the English language.
Changes to the Alaska Constitution
State of Alaska
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Comptroller | Commissioner of the Department of Revenue | Commissioner of Education | Director of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development | Regulatory Commission |