Alaska Residence Preference Amendment (1988)

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The Alaska Residence Preference Amendment ballot question appeared on the 1988 statewide general election ballot in Alaska as a proposed legislatively-referred constitutional amendment to the Alaska Constitution, where it was approved.

The ballot language was, "This amendment adds a new part to the state constitution. The new part will allow the state to give preference to residents of the state over people who are not residents of the state, to the same extent allowed by the U.S. Constitution."

Election results

Alaska Residence Preference Amendment
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 162,997 83.7%
No31,65016.2%

Changes to the Alaska Constitution

The passing of Alaska Residence Preference Amendment amended Article I, Section 23 of the Alaska Constitution.

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