The Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2
was on the August 25, 1970 statewide primary ballot
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
The amendment said that a person otherwise qualified to vote could not be required to read or speak English as a condition of voting.
| Alaska English Eliminated as Voting Requirement, Amendment 2|
| Yes|| 34,079|| 51.1%|
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.
Article V of the Alaska Constitution was amended as a result of the successful vote on this ballot measures.