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Alaska Distribution Requirement for Initiatives, Measure 1 (2004)

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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.[1]

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.[2]

Election results

Alaska Measure 1 (2004)
Approveda Yes 149,236 51.66%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

House Joint Resolution No. 5
Signatures for Initiative and Referendum Petitions

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?


Constitutional changes

The approval of Measure 1 amended Article XI, Section 3 of the Alaska Constitution.


Campaign contributions

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.[4]

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