Wisconsin Voting Rights for Former Residents, Question 3 (1962)

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The Wisconsin Redistricting Native American Exclusion Amendment was a Wisconsin referendum / legislatively-referred state statute on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This referendum sought the people's approval to give former Wisconsin residents the right to vote by absentee ballot in presidential elections for up to 24 months after moving out of the state.[1]

Election results

Question 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 627,279 73.22%
No229,37526.78%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1964

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall chapter 512 of the laws of 1961, entitled 'An act relating to the privilege of voting for presidential electors after moving from Wisconsin' be adopted?"[1]

Text of the Section

Chapter 512 of the Laws of 1961 created a new Section 9.047 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

9.047 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PRIVILEGE RETAINED. Any qualified elector in this state who moves to another state may vote absentee for presidential electors in the voting precinct from which he moved for a period of 24 months after such removal unless he has become eligible to qualify as a voter in the state to which he moved before that time. When requesting an absentee ballot, such person shall Indicate his eligibility for a ballot for presidential electors only.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The referendum was placed on the ballot under Ch.512 of the Wisconsin Laws of 1961.[2]

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