The Alaska Constitutional Convention Question
will appear on the November 6, 2012
ballot in the state of Alaska
as an automatic ballot referral
The measure would create a convention to revise, alter or amend the state constitution. The last time a constitutional convention question was on the ballot in the state was in 2002. That measure was defeated.
Text of the measure
The following is the ballot language that will appear before voters:
||Shall there be a constitutional convention?
Legislative Affairs Agency summary
This question relates to a call for a constitutional convention. At the convention the state constitution may be amended or revised, subject to approval by the voters. Under the state constitution, the voters must have the chance to vote on the question of whether there should be a constitutional convention if there has not been a convention during the last ten years. There has not been a convention in the last ten years. This question asks voters to say whether there should be a constitutional convention.
Path to the ballot
Section 3 of Article 13 of the Alaska Constitution calls for the question of whether to hold a convention to automatically by placed on the ballot every ten years.
This statewide ballot measure article needs to be expanded.