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* [http://ltgov.alaska.gov/treadwell/services/alaska-constitution.html The Constitution of the State of Alaska]
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* [http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/docs/pdf/citizens_guide.pdf The Alaska Constitution: A Citizen's Guide]
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==Further reading==
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=fFOv5d3Mbf4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Constitutionalism+of+American+States&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GQIFU__0J8PmyQGSiYHwDg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Constitutionalism%20of%20American%20States&f=false Connor, George E. Connor, and Christopher W. Hammons (2008). ''The Constitutionalism of American States.'' Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press.]
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*[http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199778294.do McBeath, Gerald A. (2011). ''The Alaska State Constitution.'' New York, New York: Oxford University Press.]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:33, 28 March 2014

Alaska Constitution
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Preamble
Articles
IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXXXIXIIXIIIXIVXV
Ordinances
123
Amendments
Ordinance No. 2 of the Alaska Constitution is entitled Alaska-Tennessee Plan and contains 15 sections.[1]

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Statement of Purpose

{[quote|The election of senators and a representative to serve in the Congress of the United States being necessary and proper to prepare for the admission of Alaska as a state of the Union, the following sections are hereby ordained, pursuant to Chapter 46, SLA 1955.[1]}}

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Ballot

Each elector who offers to vote upon the ratification of the constitution may, upon the same ballot, vote on a second proposition, which shall be as follows:

"Shall Ordinance Number Two (Alaska-Tennessee Plan) of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, calling for the immediate election of two United States Senators and one United States Representative, be adopted?"

Yes [ ] No [ ][1][2]

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Approval

Upon ratification of the constitution by the people of Alaska and separate approval of this ordinance by a majority of all votes cast for and against it, the remainder of this ordinance shall become effective.[1][2]

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Election of Senators and Representative

Two United States senators and one United State representative shall be chosen at the 1956 general election.[1][2]

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Terms

One senator shall be chosen for the regular term expiring on January 3, 1963, and the other for an initial short term expiring on January 3, 1961, unless when they are seated the Senate prescribes other expiration dates. The representative shall be chosen for the regular term of two years expiring January 3, 1959.[1][2]

Section 6

Text of Section 6:

Qualifications

Candidates for senators and representative shall have the qualifications prescribed in the Constitution of the United States and shall be qualified voters of Alaska.[1][2]

Section 7

Text of Section 7:

Other Office Holding

Until the admission of Alaska as a state, the senators and representative may also hold or be nominated and elected to other offices of the United States or of the Territory of Alaska, provided that no person may receive compensation for more than one office.[1][2]

Section 8

Text of Section 8:

Election Procedure

Except as provided herein, the laws of the Territory governing elections to the office of Delegate to Congress shall, to the extent applicable, govern the election of the senators and representative. Territorial and other officials shall perform their duties with reference to this election accordingly.[1][2]

Section 9

Text of Section 9:

Independent Candidates

Persons not representing any political party may become independent candidates for the offices of senator or representative by filing applications in the manner provided in section 38-5-10, ACLA 1949, insofar as applicable. Applications must be filed in the office of the director of finance of the Territory on or before June 30, 1956.[1][2]

Section 10

Text of Section 10:

Party Nominations

Party nominations for senators and representative shall, for this election only, be made by party conventions in the manner prescribed in section 38-4-11, ACLA 1949, for filling a vacancy in a party nomination occurring after a primary election. The names of the candidates nominated shall be certified by the chairman and secretary of the central committee of each political party to the director of finance of the Territory on or before June 30, 1956.[1][2]

Section 11

Text of Section 11:

Certification

The director of finance shall certify the names of all candidates for senators and representatives to the clerks of court by July 15, 1956. The clerks of court shall cause the names to be printed on the official ballot for the general election. Independent candidates shall be identified as provided in section 38-5-10, ACLA 1949. Candidates nominated at party conventions shall be identified with appropriate party designations as is provided by law for nominations at primary elections.[1][2]

Section 12

Text of Section 12:

Ballot Form; Who Elected

The ballot form shall group separately the candidates seeking the regular senate term, those seeking the short senate term, and candidates for representative. The candidate for each office receiving the largest number of votes cast for that office shall be elected.[1][2]

Section 13

Text of Section 13:

Duties and Emoluments

The duties and emoluments of the offices of senator and representative shall be as prescribed by law.[1][2]

Section 14

Text of Section 14:

Convention Assistance

The president of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, or a person designated by him, may assist in carrying out the purposes of this ordinance. The unexpended and unobligated funds appropriated to the Alaska Constitutional Convention by Chapter 46, SLA 1955, may be used to defray expenses attributable to the referendum and the election required by this ordinance.[1][2]

Section 15

Text of Section 15:

Alternate Effective Dates

If the Congress of the United States seats the senators and representative elected pursuant to this ordinance and approves the constitution before the first election of state officers, then section 25 of article XV shall be void and shall be replaced by the following:

"The provisions of the constitution applicable to the first election of state officers shall take effect immediately upon the admission of Alaska into the Union as a state. The remainder of the constitution shall take effect when the elected governor takes office."[1][2]


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Further reading

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Office of the Lt. Governor of Alaska, "The Constitution of the State of Alaska", accessed March 26, 2014
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.