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Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 (August 1970)

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The Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 was on the August 25, 1970 statewide primary ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.Approveda

The amendment said that a person otherwise qualified to vote could not be required to read or speak English as a condition of voting.

Election results

Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 34,079 51.1%
No32,57848.9%

Text of measure

The ballot summary said,

This provision amends Article V of the State Constitution by omitting the requirement that a person otherwise qualified to vote in state or local elections be able to read or speak the English language as a prerequisite for voting. Article V presently contains one exception to the English language requirement, where physical disability makes impossible the ability to read or speak the English language.

Changes to the Alaska Constitution

The passing of Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 amended Article V, Section 1 of the Alaska Constitution.

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