Article III, Wisconsin Constitution

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Article III of the Wisconsin Constitution is entitled Suffrage and consists of six sections, three of which have been repealed.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Electors

Every United States citizen age 18 or older who is a resident of an election district in this state is a qualified elector of that district.

[1881 J.R. 26 A, 1882 J.R. 5, 1882 c. 272, vote Nov. 1882; 1905 J.R. 15, 1907 J.R. 25, 1907 c. 661, vote Nov. 1908; 1931 J.R. 91, 1933 J.R. 76, vote Nov. 1934; 1983 J.R. 30, 1985 J.R. 14, vote April 1986]

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Implementation

Laws may be enacted:

(1) Defining residency.

(2) Providing for registration of electors.

(3) Providing for absentee voting.

(4) Excluding from the right of suffrage persons:

(a) Convicted of a felony, unless restored to civil rights.

(b) Adjudged by a court to be incompetent or partially incompetent, unless the judgment specifies that the person is capable of understanding the objective of the elective process or the judgment is set aside.

(5) Subject to ratification by the people at a general election, extending the right of suffrage to additional classes.

[1983 J.R. 30, 1985 J.R. 14, vote April 1986]

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Secret Ballot

All votes shall be by secret ballot.

[1983 J.R. 30, 1985 J.R. 14, vote April 1986]

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Residence Saved

[Repealed April 1986; see 1983 J.R. 30, 1985 J.R. 14, vote April 1986.]

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Military Stationing Does Not Confer Residence

[Repealed April 1986; see 1983 J.R. 30, 1985 J.R. 14, vote April 1986.]

Section 6

Text of Section 6:

Exclusion from Suffrage

[Repealed April 1986; see 1983 J.R. 30, 1985 J.R. 14, vote April 1986.]

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