Alaska Campaign Finance Reform, Ballot Measure 1 (August 2006)

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The Alaska Campaign Finance Reform Initiative, also called Ballot Measure 1, was on the August 22, 2006 primary election ballot in Alaska, where it was approved.

Election results

Alaska Campaign Finance Reform
Votes Percentage
Yes Approveda 113,130 73%
No 41,386 27%
Total votes 154,516 100%

Results according to Alaska Division of Elections.[1]

Text of the proposal

This initiative would decrease the maximum amount an individual may give a candidate or group from $1,000 to $500, and decrease the amount an individual may give a political party for any purpose from $10,000 to $5,000. It would decrease the amount a group may give a candidate, or group, from $2,000 to $1,000. It would decrease the amount a group may give to a political party from $4,000 to $1,000. It would require groups to disclose the name, address, occupation, employer, date and amount given by each contributor for contributions more than $100 during a calendar year. It would reduce from 40 to 10 the hours a person who is not a professional lobbyist could lobby in any 30-day period before having to register as a lobbyist. It would require legislators, public members of the select committee on legislative ethics, and legislative directors to disclose outside income sources greater than $1,000.

References

  1. Alaska 2006 election results