Wisconsin Uniform Judicial Retirement Amendment, Question 1 (April 1968)
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1970
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall section 24 of article VII of the constitution be amended to provide a uniform annual retirement date for supreme court justices and circuit judges of July 31st following attainment of retirement age, instead of the month of attaining retirement age? (Note--Supreme court justices and circuit judges now must retire at the end of the month of attaining retirement age. A "yes" vote on this amendment would provide a uniform retirement date of July 31st following attainment of retirement age for all such justices and judges and would allow time for calling an April election to choose a successor thereby effecting the transition to a new judge during the summer.)"
(Article VII) Section 24. No person seventy years of age or over may take office as a supreme court justice or circuit judge. No person may take or
hold such office unless he is licensed to practice law in this state and has been so licensed for five years immediately prior to his election or appointment. No supreme court justice or circuit judge may serve beyond the
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: SJR 36 & JR 101 (1965)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 96 & JR 56 (1967)
- This amendment was proposed in combined legislation with Question 2.
- The Wisconsin Blue Book 1970
- "Facsimile Ballot Notice Of Presidential Preference, Judicial, County Supervisor And Referendum Election April 2,1968" Wisconsin State Journal, March 25, 1968
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