Alaska Residency Requirement for Voting, Amendment 1 (August 1972)

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The Alaska Residency Requirement for Voting Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the August 22, 1972 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required prospective voters to have been residents of Alaska for at least one year in order to vote, in addition to being required to have been living in the particular election district in which he or she wished to vote for at least thirty days.[1]

Election results

Alaska Amendment 1 (August 1972)
Approveda Yes 31,130 60.01%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska regarding residency requirements for voting in state and local elections.[2]

Constitutional changes

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

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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.