Alaska State Capital in Wasilla, Measure 3 (1994)
The Alaska State Capital in Wasilla Initiative, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have amended "state law to change the state capital from Juneau to Wasilla as of January 1, 1997."
|Alaska Measure 3 (1994)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This initiative would amend state law to change the state capital from Juneau to Wasilla as of January 1, 1997.
Between 1960 and 2002, six ballot initiatives and three legislative referrals regarding the location and costs of Alaska's state capitol appeared on the Alaskan ballot. The first initiative ever to appear on the Alaskan ballot was about the location of the state capital, when the Cook Inlet State Capitol Initiative proposed moving the capital from Juneau to the "Cook Inlet-Railbelt area." This proposal earned 44 percent of the vote.
Supporters of relocating the capital tried again two years later, with the State Capitol Relocation Initiative, this time proposing a move to "western Alaska," but not "within thirty miles of Anchorage." This proposal also earned 44 percent of the vote.
In 1978, Alaskans voted in favor of an initiative, the Alaska Cost of Relocating State Capitol, by a margin of 55.7 percent. This measure mandated that any and all costs of moving the capital must be determined prior to making a decision.
In 1994, Alaskans came back with another measure, Measure 5, which also required a determination of the cost of moving the capitol. The same year, 1994, Alaskans rejected the present initiative, Measure 3.
- Alaska Department of Elections, "Moving the Capital: A History of Ballot Measures," accessed February 3, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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