Alaska Reapportionment Board, Measure 3 (1998)

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Alaska Ballot Measure 3, also known as the Constitutional Amendment to Reorganize the Reapportionment Board, was on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

The word "reapportionment" refers to the act of drawing and re-drawing the boundaries of the districts of the seats on the Alaska State Legislature. Some people use the word "re-districting" or "re-districting commission" to refer to this activity.

Election results

Alaska Reapportionment Board, Measure 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 110,768 52.1%
No101,68647.9%

Results from the Alaska State Government.[1]

Ballot text

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"This measure changes the name, power and membership of the reapportionment board. Under existing law, the governor selects the reapportionment board. With the advice of the board, the governor draws the boundaries of the election districts after each federal census. This measure creates a redistricting board and gives it the power to draw boundaries for 40 House and 20 Senate districts. Two members of the board would be chosen by the governor, and one each by the House speaker, the Senate president, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court. The board would have 90 days to act after being appointed."

Changes to the Alaska Constitution

The passing of Alaska Reapportionment Board, Measure 3 altered Article VI, Sections 1 through 11, Article XI, Section 3, Article XIV, Sections 1 through 3 and Article XV, Section 29 of the Alaska Constitution.

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