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Alaska Capital Site Selection (1976)

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The Alaska Capital Site Selection was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Alaska as a commission referral, where the city of Willow, Alaska, was selected as the site for the state's new capital.[1]

Election results

Alaska Capital Site Selection (1976)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd Larson Lake 33,170 31.42%
Defeatedd Mount Yenlo 16,169 15.32%
Approveda Willow 56,219 53.26%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The capital site selection committee has selected three potential capital sites which are set out below. The law provides that the qualified voters of the state are entitled to vote for one of the alternate capital sites selected by the committee and that the site receiving the greatest number of votes shall be the site of the new capital city of Alaska.[2]

Path to the ballot

In August 1974, Alaskans approved Initiative 1, which asked them if the state capital should be moved from Juneau to somewhere in "Western Alaska." Since a majority of the state's citizens voted "yes," a selection committee selected three cities and referred them to the ballot.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Committee, "Capital Related Votes That Have Been On Alaska's Ballots," accessed January 20, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.