Alaska Ballot Measure 4
, also known as the Term Limits Ballot Information Act
, was on the November 5, 1996
election ballot in Alaska
as an indirect initiated state statute
, where it was approved.
The primary sponsors were Edward Burke Jr., Joseph Ryan, and Linda Burke.
| Alaska Term Limits, Measure 4|
| Yes|| 123,167|| 54.6%|
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This initiative encourages support of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting U.S. Senators to two terms and U.S. Representatives to three terms. State legislators failing to take actions to support the amendment would have printed on the ballot next to their names "VIOLATED VOTER INSTRUCTION ON TERM LIMITS." Members of Congress failing to take such actions would also have this phrase printed next to their names. Non-incumbent candidates for Congress and the state legislature could take a "term limits" pledge. If they decline, "DECLINED TO TAKE PLEDGE TO SUPPORT TERM LIMITS" would be printed next to their names.
Path to the ballot
- The application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on October 23, 1995.
- A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on October 23, 1995.
- The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on October 26, 1995.
- The application was certified on November 27, 1995.
- Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on December 4, 1995.
- Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 8, 1995.
- Lieutenant Governor Ulmer certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on November 27, 1995.