Alaska Prohibition of Wolf Snares, Measure 9 (1998)

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Alaska Ballot Measure 9, also known as the Bill Prohibiting Trapping Wolves with Snares, was on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

1998 election results

Alaska Prohibition of Wolf Snares
Yes or no Votes Percentage
Yes 83,224 37.3%
Defeatedd No 140,049 62.7%
Total 223,273 100%

The goal of the initiative was to prohibit a person from using a snare with the intent of trapping a wolf. It would also prohibit a person from possessing, buying, selling or offering to sell the skin of a wolf known by the person to have been caught with a snare. Breaking the law would have been a Class A misdemeanor.

Path to the ballot

  • Application was received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office on September 4, 1997.
  • A copy of the application and signatures were sent to the Department of Law and Division of Elections on September 4, 1997.
  • The Division of Elections determined that there were a sufficient number of sponsor signatures on September 30, 1997.
  • The application was certified on October 9, 1996.
  • Petition booklets were issued to the initiative committee on October 20, 1997.
  • The one year filing deadline was October 20, 1998.
  • Petition booklets were submitted to the Division of Elections on January 12, 1998.
  • Lieutenant Governor Ulmer certified the petition for this initiative as properly filed on April 2, 1998.
  • The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled on August 17, 1998 that the initiative be placed on the 1998 general election ballot.
  • The initiative appeared on the 1998 general election ballot.

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