Alaska Relocation of State Capital Advisory Question, Measure 8 (1982)

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The Alaska Relocation of State Capital Advisory Question, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 2, 1982 ballot in Alaska as an advisory question, where it was defeated. The measure asked voters whether they supported the state spending $2,843,147,000 to move the state capital from Juneau to Willow.[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 8 (1982)
Defeatedd No102,08352.86%
Yes 91,049 47.14%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Measure No. 8
Ballot Proposition
Relocation of the State Capital
CS HB 603 (Fin)

This proposition asks: Considering the cost, revenue and population estimates set out below, may the State of Alaska spend the money necessary (estimated to total $2,843,147,000) to accomplish relocation of a functional state capital from Juneau to the new capital site at Willow? If a majority votes YES, the State may spend the money required for that purpose. If a majority votes NO, laws and initiatives relating to capital relocation and indemnification are repealed.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 27, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.