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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 15. Elections
- Chapter 30. National Elections
- Section 170. Purpose and Intent.
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AS 15.30.170. Purpose and Intent.
The purpose and intent in enacting AS 15.30.150
- 15.30.190 is to:
- (1) promote, protect, and defend the compelling interest of the citizens of this state in preventing corruption and the
appearance of corruption among the federal legislative representatives of this state by limiting the number of terms in
which any Senator or Representative may hold office;
- (2) promote, protect, and defend the compelling interest of the citizens of this state in preserving the integrity of the
ballot by ensuring, to the greatest extent permitted by law, competitive elections without the corrupting influence of
special interests upon entrenched incumbents;
- (3) promote, protect and defend the rights of the citizens of this state, guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United
States Constitution, to vote for the candidates of their choice, and to stand for and hold elective office, by
curtailing the effects of entrenched incumbency and freely permitting write-in candidacies;
- (4) promote, protect, and defend the rights of the citizens of this state for equal protection of the laws, guaranteed by
the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, by giving more of the citizens of this state the
opportunity to stand for and hold elective office;
- (5) ensure that when this measure does become operative, it is given the maximum retrospective effect permitted by
applicable law in order to prevent the perpetuation of a professional, federal office-seeking and office-holding class.
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