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Alaska Statehood Commission Advisory Vote (1980)

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The Alaska Statehood Commission Advisory Vote was on the August 26, 1980 ballot in Alaska as an advisory question, where it was approved. The measure asked voters whether they wanted to establish and Alaska Statehood Commission to study the relationship of Alaska to the rest of the United States, and to make recommendations about any changes that would be desirable in that relationship.[1]

Election results

Alaska Advisory Question (August 1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 46,705 50.60%
No45,59849.40%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall the Alaska Statehood Commission be convened to study the status of the people of Alaska within the United States and to consider and recommend appropriate changes in the relationship of the people of Alaska to the United States?[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cole, Dermot. (2008). North to the Future: The Alaska Story, 1959-2009. Seattle, WA: Epicenter Press. (page 183)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.