Alaska Distribution Requirement for Initiatives, Measure 1 (2004)
|Alaska Distribution Requirement for Initiatives, Measure 1|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
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.
Changes to the Alaska Constitution
Change in older law
Alaska's older, less restrictive, distribution requirement required that initiatives must have petition signatures from at least one voter/signer in each of 2/3rds of Alaska's forty (40) state house districts, or 27 districts.
The newer requirement as passed in 2004 is that signers must be from at least 30 of the 40 house districts, an increase of 3 districts.
Additionally, the 2004 change 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. The previous requirement was that at least one voter needed to sign from each of at least 27 districts.
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.
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