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Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 (August 1970)

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The Alaska Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was on the August 25, 1970 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure lowered the voting age to 18 years old.[1] The measure eliminated the requirement that a state citizen be able to read or speak English as a prerequisite to voting.[1]

Election results

Alaska Amendment 2 (August 1970)
Approveda Yes 34,079 51.13%

Election results via: Alaska Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska eliminating the requirement of ability to read or speak English as prerequisite to voting.[2]

Constitutional changes

The passing of Amendment 2 amended Section 1 of Article V of the Alaska Constitution.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alaska Lieutenant Governor, "Alaska Constitutional Amendment Summary," accessed January 16, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.