Wisconsin International Nuclear Weapons Reduction, Question 1 (September 1982)

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The Wisconsin International Nuclear Weapons Reduction Question, also known as the Nuclear Weapons Moratorium Question, was a Wisconsin referendum / advisory question on the September 14, 1982 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This advisory question sought the opinion of the people of Wisconsin as to whether to inform the U.S. President and Congress that the United States should negotiate an international nuclear weapons moratorium and reduction.[1]

Election results

Nuclear Weapons Moratorium
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 641,514 75.78%
No205,01824.22%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1983-1984

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall the Secretary of State of Wisconsin inform the President and the Congress of the United States that it is the desire of the people of Wisconsin to have the government of the United States work vigorously to negotiate a mutual nuclear weapons moratorium and reduction, with appropriate verification, with the Soviet Union and other nations?"[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The advisory question was submitted to the ballot through AJR99 and JR38 of 1981[2]

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