Wisconsin Prohibition on Felons Holding Office, Amendment 1 (1996)
The Wisconsin Prohibition on Felons Holding Office Amendment, also known as Eligibility of Convicted Persons to Hold Public Office amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1996 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.
The amendment to Article XIII, section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution prohibits a person from holding public office or from appearing on the ballot for state or local office if the person has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving a violation of public trust, unless pardoned.
| Eligibility of Convicted Persons|
to Hold Public Office
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot was:
Eligibility of convicted persons to hold public office. Shall Section 3 of article XIII of the constitution be amended to prohibit a person from holding public office or from appearing on a ballot for state or local office if the person has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving a violation of public trust or a felony and the person has not been pardoned for the conviction?”
(Note: Scored material would be added; stricken material would be deleted.)
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 3 & JR 19 (1993)
- Second Legislative Approval: AJR 16& JR 28 (1995)
State of Wisconsin
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