The fifth article of the Alaska Constitution concerns voting and elections. It outlines the requirements, rules, and guarantees for voting in Alaska and for the democratic operation of elections. Article V is the second shortest article of the constitution, having only five sections. The details of electoral law are provided by the legislature. Elections in Alaska, as in the other states, are largely governed by state law. However, civil and, particularly, voting rights legislation by Congress, as well as constitutional amendments, have sharply influenced the...
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