Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 (August 1970)

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The Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2 was on the August 25, 1970 statewide primary ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.Approveda

The amendment said that a person otherwise qualified to vote could not be required to read or speak English as a condition of voting.

Election results

Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 34,079 51.1%
No32,57848.9%

Text of measure

The ballot summary said,

This provision amends Article V of the State Constitution by omitting the requirement that a person otherwise qualified to vote in state or local elections be able to read or speak the English language as a prerequisite for voting. Article V presently contains one exception to the English language requirement, where physical disability makes impossible the ability to read or speak the English language.

Constitutional changes

Article V of the Alaska Constitution was amended as a result of the successful vote on this ballot measures.

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