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Alaska Statehood Commission Advisory Vote (1980)

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The Alaska Statehood Commission Advisory Vote ballot question was on the August 26, 1980 statewide primary election ballot in Alaska as an advisory vote, where it was narrowly approved.

The goal of the ballot question was to establish an Alaska Statehood Commission to study the relationship of Alaska to the rest of the United States, and to make recommendations about any changes that would be desirable in that relationship.

  • Yes: 46,705 (50.6%) Approveda
  • No: 45,598 (49.4%)

The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall the Alaska Statehood Commission be convened to study the status of the people of Alaska within the United States and to consider and recommend appropriate changes in the relationship of the people of Alaska to the United States? "

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