The Alaska Residence Requirement to Vote for President, SJR 1
measure was on the August 23, 1966
statewide primary ballot in Alaska
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
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.
| Alaska Residence Requirement to Vote for President, SJR 1|
| Yes|| 36,667|| 74.8%|
Text of measure
The ballot summary said,
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.
Section 1 of Article V of the Alaska Constitution was amended as a result of the successful enactment of this measure.