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Wisconsin Term Length Wording Amendment, Question 4 (April 1979)
The Wisconsin Term Length Wording Amendment, also known officially as the Making the 4-Year Terms Understandable question, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 3, 1979 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.
This amendment was a part of a larger single piece of legislation that was divided into four ballot measure questions during the April 3 election. Question 4 specifically modified Article V, Section 1, 1m and 1n , and Article VI, Section 1, 1m, 1n, and 1p of the state constitution to improve the wording regarding 4-year terms of office for constitutional officers
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1979-1980
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Making the 4-year terms understandable. Shall section 1 of article V and section 1 of article VI of the constitution be amended, and shall sections lm and ln of article V and sections lm, ln, and lp of article VI of the constitution be repealed, to make it more understandable that constitutional officers in this state have been elected to 4-year terms since 1970?
[Article V] Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a governor; who shall hold
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: SJR 51 & JR 32 (1977)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 1 & JR 3 (1979)