The Alaska Term of Office Judicial System Administrator, Amendment 5
was on the August 25, 1970 statewide primary ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
The amendment established that the administrative director of the state's judicial system serves at the pleasure of the entire court, not just its Chief Justice.
| Alaska Term of Office Judicial System Administrator, Amendment 5|
| Yes|| 43,462|| 69.97%|
Text of measure
The ballot summary said,
This provision amends the State Constitution by repealing the present language of Article IV, Sec. 16, which provides that the administrative director of the judicial system shall serve at the pleasure of the chief justice. The amendment would provide that the administrative director's term of office shall be at the pleasure of the entire supreme court.
Judicial reform in 1970