Alaska Distribution Requirement for Initiatives, Measure 1 (2004)
The Alaska Distribution Requirement for Initiatives Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure changed the distribution requirements for ballot initiatives.
Measure 1 became the 28th amendment to the Alaska Constitution. As of January 2015, it is also the most recent amendment to the state's constitution. From 2006 to 2014, only one other amendment was voted on by the state's voters -- Measure 1 of 2010 -- and it failed.
|Alaska Measure 1 (2004)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This amendment changes how to gather signatures for an initiative or referendum petition. It requires signatures from more of the voting districts in the State. It says that signers must be from at least 30 of the 40 house districts, three more than now required. It further requires signatures from each of 30 districts to be at least equal to seven percent of the voters who voted in each of these districts in the last general election. Currently only one signer from a district satisfies the requirement for district participation. The total number of statewide signatures required does not change.
Should this constitutional amendment be adopted?
Major donorations included Yes On One, who contributed $70,785, and Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, who contributed $14,600, both in support of the measure. Totaled together the two groups donated $85,385.
- Alaska Department of Elections, "2004 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 9, 2015
- The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska: Mead Treadwell, "Constitutional Amendment Summary: 1966-2004 Proposed Amendment Titles & Vote Counts," accessed February 19, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Follow the Money, "Alaska Measure 1 Donations
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