Alaska Residence Preference, Measure 1 (1988)

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The Alaska Residence Preference Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure gave "preference to residents of the state over people who are not residents of the state" to the extent permitted by the United States Constitution.[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 1 (1988)
Approveda Yes 162,997 83.74%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Ballot Measure No. 1
Constitutional Amendment
Relating to Resident Preference
(CS HJR 18; LEG. RES. 99, FSSLA 1988)

This amendment adds a new part to the state constitution. The new part will allow the state to give preference to residents of the state over people who are not residents of the state, to the same extent allowed by the U.S. Constitution.

Shall this new part be added to the state constitution and become law?[2]

Constitutional changes

The passing of Measure 1 amended Section 23 of Article I of the Alaska Constitution.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 29, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.