Wisconsin Indirect Initiatives Amendment, Question 8 (1914)

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The Wisconsin Indirect Initiatives Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to create Article XII, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow citizens to petition the legislature for constitutional amendments.[1]

Election results

Question 8
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No150,21568.70%
Yes 68,435 31.30%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For amendment creating section 3 of article XII, requiring the legislature upon petition, to submit constitutional amendments to the people for adoption or rejection"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 36 & JR 74 (1911)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 4 & JR 22 (1913)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.770 (1923)[1]

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