Alaska Residence Requirement to Vote for President, SJR 1 (August 1966)

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The Alaska Residence Requirement to Vote for President Amendment, also known as SJR 1, was on the August 23, 1966 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure empowered the state legislature to shorten the resident requirement for persons living in Alaska wishing to vote only for President and Vice President of the United States.[1]

It was the first measure to be referred to the Alaska ballot by the Alaska State Legislature subsequent to the time that Alaska achieved statehood on January 3, 1959.

Election results

Alaska Residence Requirement to Vote for President, SJR 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 36,667 74.75%
No12,38325.25%

Election results via: Alaska Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This proposition would amend that section of the State Constitution specifying that one must be a resident of the state for one year in order to be eligible to vote; the amendment would permit the legislature to shorten this residence requirement for persons in Alaska wishing to vote only for President and Vice President of the United States. Such voters would not be permitted to vote for candidates for state office or the U.S. Congress.[2]

Constitutional changes

SJR 1 amended Article V, Section 1 of the Alaska Constitution.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, "Election Notification," August 20, 1966
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.