Wisconsin Residency Requirement for Voter Registration, Question 1 (1966)

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The Wisconsin Residency Requirement for Voter Registration Question was a Wisconsin referendum / legislatively-referred state statute on the November 8, 1966 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This referendum sought the people's approval to allow new state residents to vote 6 month after being in the state.[1]


  • The law approved in this referendum was struck down as unconstitutional in a 1972 US Supreme Court ruling. A new residency requirement law went to the ballot in 1976.[2]

Election results

Question 1
Approveda Yes 582,389 69.44%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1968

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall Chapter 88 of the Laws of 1965, entitled 'An Act Relating to the Privilege of Voting in Wisconsin' be adopted?"[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The referendum was placed on the ballot under Ch.88 and Ch. 89 of the Wisconsin Laws of 1965[3]
  • This referendum was originally scheduled to be the April election ballot, but was changed.[4]
  • The resulting law of this referendum replaced a previous 1 year residency requirement to vote.[5]

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