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

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The Alaska Residency Requirement for Voting, Amendment 1 was on the August 22, 1972 statewide primary election ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.Approveda

Voters were asked whether they wanted to amend the Alaska Constitution to assert that in order to vote in an Alaskan election, the prospective voter had to have been an resident of Alaska for at least a year, in addition to having lived in the particular election district in which he or she wished to vote for at least thirty days.

Election results

Alaska Residency Requirement for Voting, Amendment 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 31,130 60%
No20,74540%

Text of measure

The ballot summary said,

Shall section 1, article V of othe Alaska Constitution be amended (underlined portions to be added; bracketed and capitalized portions to be stricken) to read in part as follows: QUALIFIED VOTERS. Every citizen ... at least eighteen years of age, who meets registration residency requirements ... prescribed by law, and who is qualified to vote under this article, may vote in any state or local election. A voter shall have been, immediately preceding the election, a thirty day [FOR ONE YEAR A RESIDENT OF ALASKA AND FOR THIRTY DAYS A] resident of the election district in which he seeks to vote, ...

Changes to the Alaska Constitution

The passing of Alaska Residency Requirement for Voting, Amendment 1 amended Article V, Section 1 of the Alaska Constitution.

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