Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 (August 1970)
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the English Language
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The amendment said that a person otherwise qualified to vote could not be required to read or speak English as a condition of voting.
|Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2|
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.