Alaska Chief Justice Election by Supreme Court, Amendment 4 (August 1970)
The Alaska Chief Justice Election by Supreme Court Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was on the August 25, 1970 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure changed how the Alaska Supreme Court chooses the Chief Justice. Specifically, the measure provided that the Chief Justice would be selected from among the court's justices by a majority vote, have a three-year term of office and be unable to serve consecutive terms.
|Alaska Amendment 4 (August 1970)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Proposing amendments to the judiciary article of the Alaska Constitution relating to the office of the chief justice of the supreme court.||”|
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- Alaska Lieutenant Governor, "Alaska Constitutional Amendment Summary," accessed January 16, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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