Alaska Reapportionment Board, Measure 3 (1998)

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The Alaska Reapportionment Board Amendment, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure changed "the name, power and membership of the reapportionment board." The amendment gave the board the power to draw boundaries for state house and senate districts.[1]

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 Measure 3 (1998)
Approveda Yes 110,768 52.14%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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 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.

Yes [ ]
No [ ][2]

Constitutional changes

The passing of Measure 3 amended 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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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Department of Elections, "1998 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 5, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.