Wisconsin Governor and Lieutenant Governor Term of Office Amendment, Question 1 (April 1967)

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The Wisconsin Governor and Lieutenant Governor Term of Office Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1967 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment created Article V, Section 1m and 1n of the Wisconsin Constitution to set a 4-year term of office for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 489,989 59.88%
No328,29240.12%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1968

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall sections lm and ln of article V of the constitution be created to provide that, beginning in 1970, the governor and the lieutenant governor shall be elected for a 4-year term?"[1]

Constitutional changes

(Article V) Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a governor, who shall hold his office for two years; a lieutenant governor shall be elected at the same time, and for the same term.
Section 1m. Notwithstanding section 1, beginning with the general election in 1970 and every four years thereafter, there shall be elected a governor to hold office for a term of four years.
Section 1n. Notwithstanding section 1, beginning with the general election in 1970 and every four years thereafter, there shall be elected a lieutenant governor to hold office for a term of four years.
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Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 4 & JR 80 (1965)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 12 & JR 10 (1967)[2]
  • This amendment was part of combined legislation which set four year terms for the State Secretary, State Treasurer and Attorney General in Question 2, Question 3, and Question 4 of 1967.

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