Alaska State Capital in Wasilla, Measure 3 (1994)

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The Alaska State Capitol in Wasilla Initiative, also known as Ballot Measure 3, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

Election results

Alaska State Capital in Wasilla, Measure 3
Defeatedd No116,27754.7%
Yes 96,398 45.3%

Text of measure

The language on the ballot said, "This initiative would amend state law to change the state capital from Juneau to Wasilla as of January 1, 1997."

Ballot initiatives about moving state capitol

Between 1960 and 2002, six ballot initiatives and three legislative referrals regarding the location and costs of Alaska's state capitol have been on the Alaskan ballot. Indeed, the first initiative ever to appear on the Alaskan ballot was about the location of the state capitol, when the Cook Inlet State Capitol Initiative proposed moving the capitol from Juneau to the "Cook Inlet-Railbelt area." This proposal earned 44% of the vote.

Fans of relocating the capitol tried again two years later, with the State Capitol Relocation Initiative, this time proposing a move to "western Alaska" but not "within thirty miles of Anchorage." This proposal also earned 44% of the vote.

In 1978, Alaskans voted in favor of an initiative, the Alaska Cost of Relocating State Capitol (1978) by a margin of 55.7%. This measure said that any and all costs of moving the capitol must be determined prior to making a decision.

In 1994, Alaskans came back with another measure, Costs of Moving State Capitol, also requiring a determination of the cost of moving the capitol. The same year, 1994, Alaskans rejected the present initiative.

The most recent initiative, which failed, was in 2002 when the Initiative to Move Locations of Legislative Sessions was on the ballot.[2]

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