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Alaska Nuclear Weapons Freeze Initiative, Measure 1 (1986)

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The Alaska Nuclear Weapons Freeze Initiative, also known as Measure 1, was on the August 26, 1986 ballot in Alaska as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure recognized "that the prevention of nuclear war is the greatest challenge facing the Earth and that the nuclear arms race dangerously increases the risk of a war that would destroy humanity." The measure also promoted "mutual and verifiable nuclear weapons freeze, to be followed by nuclear weapons reduction." Lastly, the measure directed the governor "to conduct the state's affairs in conformity with the initiative's goals."[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 1 (1986)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 80,326 58.44%
No57,12541.56%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Measure No. 1
Initiative No. 83-03
Nuclear Weapons Freeze

The initiative would officially recognize that the prevention of nuclear war is the greatest challenge facing the Earth and that the nuclear arms race dangerously increases the risk of a war that would destroy humanity. The initiative would promote mutual and verifiable nuclear weapons freeze, to be followed by nuclear weapons reduction. The initiative would direct the governor to conduct the state's affairs in conformity with the initiative's goals.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 29, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.