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[[Wisconsin]] ballot measures by year:
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'''Wisconsin ballot measures''' come in two varieties:  
  
==2009==
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*{{lrcafull}} - A [[constitutional amendment]] that appears on a state's [[ballot]] as a [[ballot measure]] because the [[state legislature]] in that state voted to put it before the voters. In Wisconsin, [[Article XII, Wisconsin Constitution#Section 1|Section 1 of Article XII of the state Constitution]] states that amendments of the constitution must be approved by two consecutive legislatures, and then put to vote by the citizens.
* [[Wisconsin 2009 school bond measures]]
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*{{wireffull}} - The referenda on Wisconsin ballots are either a form of {{lrssfull}} or {{aqfull}}.
* [[Wisconsin 2009 local ballot measures]]
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==2008==
 
See [[Wisconsin 2008 ballot measures]]
 
  
==2006==
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'''See also:''' [[History of direct democracy in Wisconsin]]
*[[Wisconsin Question 1 (2006)|Wisconsin Marriage Question]]
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==List of election years with ballot measures==
*[[Wisconsin Question 2 (2006)|Wisconsin Death Penalty Question]]
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=2010-2019=
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* [[Wisconsin 2013 ballot measures|2013]]
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==2005==
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=2000-2009=
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*[[Wisconsin 2008 ballot measures|2008]]
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*[[Wisconsin 2006 ballot measures|2006]]
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*[[Wisconsin 2005 ballot measures|2005]]
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*[[Wisconsin 2003 ballot measures|2003]]
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*[[Wisconsin 2000 ballot measures|2000]]
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:: ''See also [[2005 ballot measures#Wisconsin|2005 ballot measures]]''
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=1990-1999=
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*[[Wisconsin 1999 ballot measures|1999]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1998 ballot measures|1998]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1996 ballot measures|1996]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1995 ballot measures|1995]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1993 ballot measures|1993]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1992 ballot measures|1992]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1991 ballot measures|1991]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1990 ballot measures|1990]]
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=1980-1989=
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| {{lrca}} || [[Wisconsin Referendum Question (2005)|Referendum Question]] || [[:Category:Administration of government, Wisconsin|Admin of gov't]] || Sets statewide standards for length of county officer terms (clerks, treasurers, etc.) || {{ap}}
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*[[Wisconsin 1989 ballot measures|1989]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1987 ballot measures|1987]]  
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*[[Wisconsin 1986 ballot measures|1986]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1983 ballot measures|1983]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1982 ballot measures|1982]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1981 ballot measures|1981]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1980 ballot measures|1980]]
 
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==2000==
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=1970-1979=
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*[[Wisconsin 1979 ballot measures|1979]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1978 ballot measures|1978]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1977 ballot measures|1977]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1976 ballot measures|1976]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1975 ballot measures|1975]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1974 ballot measures|1974]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1973 ballot measures|1973]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1972 ballot measures|1972]]
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:: ''See also: [[2000 ballot measures#Wisconsin|2000 ballot measures]]''
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=1960-1969=
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*[[Wisconsin 1969 ballot measures|1969]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1968 ballot measures|1968]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1967 ballot measures|1967]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1966 ballot measures|1966]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1965 ballot measures|1965]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1964 ballot measures|1964]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1963 ballot measures|1963]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1962 ballot measures|1962]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1961 ballot measures|1961]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1960 ballot measures|1960]]
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{{approved}} [[Wisconsin Right to Vote for Children of Wisconsin Residents Who Live Elsewhere, Question 1 (2000)]]
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=1950-1959=
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*[[Wisconsin 1957 ballot measures|1957]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1956 ballot measures|1956]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1955 ballot measures|1955]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1954 ballot measures|1954]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1953 ballot measures|1953]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1952 ballot measures|1952]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1951 ballot measures|1951]]
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==1998==
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=1940-1949=
*[[Wisconsin Amendment 1 (1998)]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1949 ballot measures|1949]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1948 ballot measures|1948]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1947 ballot measures|1947]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1946 ballot measures|1946]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1945 ballot measures|1945]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1944 ballot measures|1944]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1941 ballot measures|1941]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1940 ballot measures|1940]]
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==1996==
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=1930-1939=
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*[[Wisconsin 1936 ballot measures|1936]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1934 ballot measures|1934]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1932 ballot measures|1932]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1931 ballot measures|1931]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1930 ballot measures|1930]]
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=1920-1929=
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*[[Wisconsin 1929 ballot measures|1929]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1927 ballot measures|1927]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1926 ballot measures|1926]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1924 ballot measures|1924]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1922 ballot measures|1922]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1920 ballot measures|1920]]
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=1910-1919=
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*[[Wisconsin 1919 ballot measures|1919]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1914 ballot measures|1914]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1912 ballot measures|1912]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1910 ballot measures|1910]]
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=1900-1909=
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*[[Wisconsin 1908 ballot measures|1908]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1904 ballot measures|1904]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1903 ballot measures|1903]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1902 ballot measures|1902]]
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=1890-1899=
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*[[Wisconsin 1898 ballot measures|1898]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1897 ballot measures|1897]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1896 ballot measures|1896]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1892 ballot measures|1892]]
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=1880-1889=
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*[[Wisconsin 1889 ballot measures|1889]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1888 ballot measures|1888]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1886 ballot measures|1886]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1882 ballot measures|1882]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1881 ballot measures|1881]]
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=1870-1879=
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*[[Wisconsin 1877 ballot measures|1877]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1876 ballot measures|1876]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1874 ballot measures|1874]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1872 ballot measures|1872]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1871 ballot measures|1871]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1870 ballot measures|1870]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1869 ballot measures|1869]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1868 ballot measures|1868]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1867 ballot measures|1867]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1866 ballot measures|1866]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1865 ballot measures|1865]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1862 ballot measures|1862]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1861 ballot measures|1861]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1858 ballot measures|1858]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1857 ballot measures|1857]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1854 ballot measures|1854]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1853 ballot measures|1853]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1852 ballot measures|1852]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1851 ballot measures|1851]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1849 ballot measures|1849]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1848 ballot measures|1848]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1847 ballot measures|1847]]
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*[[Wisconsin 1846 ballot measures|1846]]
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=All measures=
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{{All state ballot measures
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|pagename = List of Wisconsin ballot measures
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==See also==
  
{{approved}} [[Wisconsin Prohibition on Felons Holding Office Amendment (1996)]]
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* [[Lists of ballot measures by state]]
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* [[Laws governing direct democracy in Wisconsin]]
  
==1990==
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==External links==
  
Wisconsin Gubernatorial Veto Referendum
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*[http://www.ncsl.org/LegislaturesElections/ElectionsCampaigns/BallotMeasuresDatabase/tabid/16580/Default.aspx Database of statewide ballot measures 1902-2010]
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*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=browse&scope=WI.WIBlueBks List of Wisconsin Blue Books]
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*[http://elections.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=155&locid=47 Wisconsin election results 2000-2010]
  
{{List of state ballot measures}}
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Revision as of 20:27, 14 June 2013

Wisconsin
LawsHistory
List of measures

Wisconsin ballot measures come in two varieties:


See also: History of direct democracy in Wisconsin

List of election years with ballot measures

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Years

Wisconsin2014
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Wisconsin1991
Wisconsin1990
Wisconsin1989
Wisconsin1987
Wisconsin1986
Wisconsin1983
Wisconsin1982
Wisconsin1981
Wisconsin1980
Wisconsin1979
Wisconsin1978
Wisconsin1977
Wisconsin1976
Wisconsin1975
Wisconsin1974
Wisconsin1973
Wisconsin1972
Wisconsin1969
Wisconsin1968
Wisconsin1967
Wisconsin1966
Wisconsin1965
Wisconsin1964
Wisconsin1963
Wisconsin1962
Wisconsin1961
Wisconsin1960
Wisconsin1957
Wisconsin1956
Wisconsin1955
Wisconsin1954
Wisconsin1953
Wisconsin1952
Wisconsin1951
Wisconsin1949
Wisconsin1948
Wisconsin1947
Wisconsin1946
Wisconsin1945
Wisconsin1944
Wisconsin1941
Wisconsin1940
Wisconsin1936
Wisconsin1934
Wisconsin1932
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Wisconsin1910
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Wisconsin1906
Wisconsin1904
Wisconsin1903
Wisconsin1902
Wisconsin1898
Wisconsin1897
Wisconsin1896
Wisconsin1892
Wisconsin1889
Wisconsin1888
Wisconsin1886
Wisconsin1882
Wisconsin1881
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Wisconsin1851
Wisconsin1849
Wisconsin1848
Wisconsin1847
Wisconsin1846


Wisconsin2014

November 4:
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Finances Creates a transportation fund for funding state transportation systems Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin2014 ballot measures and Wisconsin2014 ballot measures

Wisconsin2008

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State Exec Limits the ability of the Governor to veto words and numbers on appropriations bills Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin2008 ballot measures and Wisconsin2008 ballot measures

Wisconsin2006

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Marriage & Family Defines marriage solely as a union between man and woman Approveda
AQ Question 2 Death Penalty Advises legislature to support the death penalty in certain circumstances Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin2006 ballot measures and Wisconsin2006 ballot measures

Wisconsin2005

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local Gov't Requires counties to elect various county officials to four-year terms Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin2005 ballot measures and Wisconsin2005 ballot measures

Wisconsin2003

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Hunting Provides that the people have the right to fish, hunt, trap, and take game Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin2003 ballot measures and Wisconsin2003 ballot measures

Wisconsin2000

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Give the right to vote to adult children of state residents who reside abroad Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin2000 ballot measures and Wisconsin2000 ballot measures

Wisconsin1999

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Concerns the distribution of state funds raised through lotteries for property tax relief Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1999 ballot measures and Wisconsin1999 ballot measures

Wisconsin1998

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Extend term of sheriffs from two to four years, other rules about sheriffs Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Firearms Guarantee the right to bear arms Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1998 ballot measures and Wisconsin1998 ballot measures

Wisconsin1996

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Elections Prevents persons convicted of felonies or certain misdemeanors from holding public office Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1996 ballot measures and Wisconsin1996 ballot measures

Wisconsin1995

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Gambling Allows the state to operate lottery games with proceeds dedicated to athletic facilities Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 2 Constitution Removes masculine gender pronouns from the Wisconsin Constitution Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 3 Elections Allows judges to assume nonjudicial public office after vacating their judicial seat Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1995 ballot measures and Wisconsin1995 ballot measures

Wisconsin1993

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Law enforcement Grants certain rights to the victims of crime Approveda
LRCA Amendment 2 Gambling Prohibits the expansion of allowed forms of gambling Approveda
AQ Question 1 Gambling Asks if casinos should be allowed on excursion vessels operating in the state Defeatedd
AQ Question 2 Gambling Asks if a constitutional amendment should restrict gambling casinos in the state Approveda
AQ Question 3 Gambling Asks if video gambling should be allowed in the state Defeatedd
AQ Question 4 Gambling Asks if voters favor continuing to allow pari-mutuel on-track betting in the state Approveda
AQ Question 5 Gambling Asks if voters favor continuing to allow the state-operated lottery Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1993 ballot measures and Wisconsin1993 ballot measures

Wisconsin1992

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Transportation Permits state moneys to be spent on railroads and railway facilities Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State legislatures measures Legislative pay increases do not take effect until after the next general election Approveda

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes State can reduce property taxes by giving credits against income taxes or payments from state revenues Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1992 ballot measures and Wisconsin1992 ballot measures

Wisconsin1991

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Housing Permits the state to provide housing for persons of low or moderate income Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1991 ballot measures and Wisconsin1991 ballot measures

Wisconsin1990

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State executive official measures Prevents the governor from using the partial veto power to create new words in a bill Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1990 ballot measures and Wisconsin1990 ballot measures

Wisconsin1989

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Income tax credits against property and sales tax obligations Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1989 ballot measures and Wisconsin1989 ballot measures

Wisconsin1987

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Permits pari-mutuel on-track betting in the state Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gambling Allows the state to create and operate a lottery Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1987 ballot measures and Wisconsin1987 ballot measures

Wisconsin1986

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Constitutional language Updates the Constitution's definition of suffrage and gives the legislature the power to enact various laws regarding voting Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Constitutional language Modernizes the language in Article XIII, Section 1 of the state Constitution Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Repeals obsolete provision regarding voting if residing on "Indian lands" Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Rewords Article 1, Section 1 of the state Constitution to parallel the Declaration of Independence Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1986 ballot measures and Wisconsin1986 ballot measures

Wisconsin1983

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Nuclear issues Asks if voters support the construction of a high-level radioactive waste disposal site in Wisconsin Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1983 ballot measures and Wisconsin1983 ballot measures

Wisconsin1982

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Law enforcement Allows the legislature to permit or require counties to be responsible for the acts of the sheriff Approveda

September 14

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 War and peace Asks if the United States should negotiate an international mutual nuclear weapons moratorium and reduction Approveda

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Constitutional language Amends provisions of the Constitution to replace gendered words with words of neutral gender Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Constitutional language Changes the treatment of residency of military personnel for redistricting purposes Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Amends provisions of the Constitution to replace obsolete references to an 1881 amendment Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Requires the legislature to make all elections by roll call vote Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Constitutional language Amends provisions of the Constitution to replace an obsolete reference to a 1902 provision Approveda
LRCA Question 6 Constitutional language Removes provisions related to purchasing draft exemptions Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Constitutional language Repeals constitutional sections regarding Wisconsin's transition to statehood Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Constitutional language Removes obsolete provisions relating to a 1977 court reorganization Approveda
LRCA Question 9 Constitutional language Adjusts the terms of office for Supreme Court justices Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1982 ballot measures and Wisconsin1982 ballot measures

Wisconsin1981

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Recall measures Separates primary and election must be held for the recall of officials Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Bond issues Extends time that cities and certain counties have to retire debt from bonds for sewerage collection Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Law enforcement Permits legislature to allow courts to deny, revoke, or set terms of bail Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Constitutional language Deletes obsolete constitutional reference to creation of corporations by special act of legislature Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Constitutional language Removes requirement that banking laws be by passed by a two-thirds vote of the legislature Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1981 ballot measures and Wisconsin1981 ballot measures

Wisconsin1980

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Allows non-resident property owners in public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts to vote at district meetings Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1980 ballot measures and Wisconsin1980 ballot measures

Wisconsin1979

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Executive offices Provides that the Lt. Governor will succeed the governor in the event of a permanent vacancy, followed by the Secretary of State Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Executive offices Provides that the state legislature must approve Governor-appointed successors to vacancies in the Lt. Governor. Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Executive offices Eliminates Lt. Governor's role as presiding officer of Wisconsin State Senate Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Executive offices Improves the constitutional wording regarding 4-year terms of office for constitutional officers Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1979 ballot measures and Wisconsin1979 ballot measures

Wisconsin1978

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Administration of government Allows that there may be more than one system of town government. Defeatedd

November 7

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Permits all bona fide residents of Wisconsin, regardless of length of residency, to vote for president and vice president. Approveda
LRSS Question 2 Suffrage Permits all U.S. citizens who live overseas to vote in federal elections in Wisconsin if it was their last state of residency. Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1978 ballot measures and Wisconsin1978 ballot measures

Wisconsin1977

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Allows legislature to authorize charitable raffle games Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State judiciary Created a unified state court system under the administrative authority of the state Supreme Court Approveda
LRCA Question 3 State judiciary Creates a state Court of Appeals Approveda
LRCA Question 4 State judiciary Creates a disciplinary system for judges and justices in Wisconsin under the authority of the state Supreme Court Approveda
LRCA Question 5 State judiciary Allows legislature to sets a mandatory retirement age for judges and justices to any age 70 or above Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1977 ballot measures and Wisconsin1977 ballot measures

Wisconsin1976

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Spending Allows for an increase in municipal debt level from 5% to 10% of the state equalized valuation of the taxable property in that area Defeatedd


November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Entitles new residents of the state to vote in the state after 10 days of residency Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Spending Broadens the authority under which state funds may be appropriated to improving transportation facilities Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1976 ballot measures and Wisconsin1976 ballot measures

Wisconsin1975

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Spending Allows for certain debt to be excluded from municipal debt limits Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Spending Broadens the authority under which state funds may be appropriated to improving transportation facilities ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Question 3 Veterans Allows state to use funds from general obligation bonds for veteran housing loans Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Act of dueling Repeals provision that people who guilty of engaging in dueling are barred from voting or holding public office. Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1975 ballot measures and Wisconsin1975 ballot measures

Wisconsin1974

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Pension Allows legislature to increase benefits to people already retired under the public retirement system Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 State judiciary Allows legislature to remove judges with a 2/3s vote for cause Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Taxes Allows legislature to define an agricultural and undeveloped land class with separate taxation levels from regular property Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1974 ballot measures and Wisconsin1974 ballot measures

Wisconsin1973

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Allows legislature to legalize bingo games operated by certain charitable organizations Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Affirmative action Prohibits the denial or abridgement of rights and protections under the law on the basis of sex Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1973 ballot measures and Wisconsin1973 ballot measures

Wisconsin1972

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Administration of Government Allows legislature to create more than one type of county government Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Administration of Government Allows counties with 500,000 or less to choose whether to have an elected coroner or use a medical examiner Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Property Allows legislature to permit use of public school buildings by civic, religious or charitable organizations after hours Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Religion Allows legislature to authorize the release of children from public schools during school hours for religious instruction Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1972 ballot measures and Wisconsin1972 ballot measures

Wisconsin1969

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Administration of Government Creates exemption for uniformity of county government constitutional law, and gives county executives veto power Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Spending Allows state to contract public debt under certain conditions Approveda
AQ Question 3 Education Asks citizens if the state should take over control and funding of vocational education programs Defeatedd
AQ Question 4 Bond issues Asks citizens if the state should issue bonds to help with municipal water pollution control Approveda
AQ Question 5 Bond issues Asks citizens if state should issue bonds to help buy and develop land for recreational purposes Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1969 ballot measures and Wisconsin1969 ballot measures

Wisconsin1968

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State judiciary Sets uniform retirement date for judges and justices Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State judiciary Permits temporary appointments as circuit court judges of judges with at least 8 years of service on the supreme or circuit court Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Forests and parks Permits legislature to appropriate funds for forestry purposes from sources other than property tax Approveda
LRCA Question 4 State legislature Permits legislature to meet in regular session more often than once every two years Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1968 ballot measures and Wisconsin1968 ballot measures

Wisconsin1967

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State Executives Sets 4-year term of office for Governor and Lieutenant Governor Approveda
LRCA Question 2 State Executives Sets 4-year term of office for Secretary of State Approveda
LRCA Question 3 State Executives Sets 4-year term of office for State Treasurer Approveda
LRCA Question 4 State Executives Sets 4-year term of office for Attorney General Approveda
LRCA Question 5 Elections Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected jointly Approveda
LRCA Question 6 Term limits Sheriffs are no longer restricted to two consecutive terms of office Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Education Permits legislature to provide use of public transportation to students of private schools Approveda
LRCA Question 8 Forests and parks Permits legislature to equalize judicial salaries Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1967 ballot measures and Wisconsin1967 ballot measures

Wisconsin1966

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 War and peace Allows legislators to retain office while on short-term active duty in the reserves or during an emergency declared by the Governor Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Abolishes the position of Justice of Peace and authorizes establishment of inferior courts Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Local spending Creates an exemption for special district public utilities from local government debt limits Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Entitles new residents of the state to vote in the state after 6 months of residency Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1966 ballot measures and Wisconsin1966 ballot measures

Wisconsin1965

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gambling Allows Wisconsin citizens to participate in free promotional lotteries Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Elections and campaigns Abolishes the positions of County Coroner and County Surveyor in counties with a population of 500,000 or more. Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1965 ballot measures and Wisconsin1965 ballot measures

Wisconsin1964

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Allows for an increase on property tax to fund forestry projects Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Local budgets Adjusts the basis for valuation of property in local debt limit calculations Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Elections Allows for multiple amendments on a single ballot measure when reasonably related Defeatedd
AQ Question 4 Taxes Advisory question to increase tax on gas to help pay for highway construction projects Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1964 ballot measures and Wisconsin1964 ballot measures

Wisconsin1963

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Allows for judicial salary increase during term of office Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Local budgets Clarifies wording on calculation of local debt limit, and gives an increased limit with regard to school bonds Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Redistricting Redistricting done at second session after federal census, rather than first Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1963 ballot measures and Wisconsin1963 ballot measures

Wisconsin1962

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Redistricting Removes exclusion for "Indians not tax" from redistricting calculations Approveda
LRCA Question 2 County Gov't Allows for County Executives to hold 4-year terms of office in counties with 500,000 people Approveda
LRCA Question 2a County Gov't Provides County Executives with veto power in counties with 500,000 people Approveda
LRSS Question 3 Suffrage Gives former Wisconsin residents the right to vote by absentee ballot in presidential elections Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1962 ballot measures and Wisconsin1962 ballot measures

Wisconsin1961

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local spending Sets debt limit at 10% of equalized property value for integrated aid school districts Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Term limits Removes term limit for successive terms of sheriffs Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 War and peace Grants legislature power to keep government functioning in case of enemy attack Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Wages and pay Allows legislature to increase salaries of public officer during their term of office. Defeatedd
LRCA Question 5 Eminent domain Removes provision of jury verdict of necessity for municipal eminent domain, and grants legislature power to dictate by law instead Approveda
LRSS Question 6 Taxes Separates private and personal property from other merchant property for tax purposes Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1961 ballot measures and Wisconsin1961 ballot measures

Wisconsin1960

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Transportation Allows legislature to provide funds for port facility improvement Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local spending Sets debt limit at 5% of equalized property value for large counties Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1960 ballot measures and Wisconsin1960 ballot measures

Wisconsin1957

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Daylight Savings Wisconsin uses Daylight Savings Time by law Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1957 ballot measures and Wisconsin1957 ballot measures

Wisconsin1956

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Pension Allows for increases in teacher retirement benefits when approved by the legislature on a three-forth vote Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Local budgets Allows for municipal acquisition of land for public purposes Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Term limits Removes consecutive term limits for sheriffs Defeatedd
LRCA Question 4 Government Accountability Allows employees of railroads and public utilities who are also public office holders to receive privileges similar to other company employees only when not performing official public duties Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1956 ballot measures and Wisconsin1956 ballot measures

Wisconsin1955

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Spending Debt limit for school bonds is based on equalized property value Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Places a law licensing requirement and sets a retirement age of 70 for judges Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1955 ballot measures and Wisconsin1955 ballot measures

Wisconsin1954

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Allows new residents of the state to vote for president and vice president Approveda
AQ Question 2 Finance Have a state-owned, tax-supported statewide TV station (WHA-TV) Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1954 ballot measures and Wisconsin1954 ballot measures

Wisconsin1953

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Redistricting Redistributes the legislature based on area and population ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Provides that elected judges shall hold full terms of office Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1953 ballot measures and Wisconsin1953 ballot measures

Wisconsin1952

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Redistricting Advisory whether to redistribute legislature by area and population Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1952 ballot measures and Wisconsin1952 ballot measures

Wisconsin1951

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Budget Sets a debt limit for cities at 8% of taxable property Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Allows for local and state taxation of federal lands when permitted by federal law Approveda
AQ Question 3 State executive official Advisory whether increase term of office for state executive officials from 2 to 4 years. Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1951 ballot measures and Wisconsin1951 ballot measures

Wisconsin1949

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Veterans Allows internal improvement debt for veterans' housing Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Repeals the prohibition on taxing federal lands Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1949 ballot measures and Wisconsin1949 ballot measures

Wisconsin1948

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Eminent domain Allows municipalities to take private property for public use without the necessary use of a jury Defeatedd
AQ Question 2 Veterans Approves the legislature to create a 3% retail sales tax to raise $200 million for WWII veterans bonuses Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1948 ballot measures and Wisconsin1948 ballot measures

Wisconsin1947

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 DST Approves legislature to authorize daylight savings time Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1947 ballot measures and Wisconsin1947 ballot measures

Wisconsin1946

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Term limits Removes term limit for successive terms of sheriffs Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Auditing Repeals provision which makes the Secretary of State the State Auditor, and provides for the legislation of state auditing Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Education Authorizes legislation to have the state provide transportation to children attending religious and private schools Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1946 ballot measures and Wisconsin1946 ballot measures

Wisconsin1945

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State judiciary Abolishes the office of the Justice of the Peace in first class cities Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Transportation Authorizes state funds for airports and aeronautical programs Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1945 ballot measures and Wisconsin1945 ballot measures

Wisconsin1944

April 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Education Creates a two-tenths of a cent on the dollar property tax to help reduce high school tuitions Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1944 ballot measures and Wisconsin1944 ballot measures

Wisconsin1941

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Allows cities, villages, and towns to collect and return property tax with methods such as installment payments Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1941 ballot measures and Wisconsin1941 ballot measures

Wisconsin1940

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Education Advisory whether to repeal a Wisconsin Statute known as the teacher tenure law Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1940 ballot measures and Wisconsin1940 ballot measures

Wisconsin1936

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Accountability Amends a ban on public officials receiving free passes and other privileges to exclude public notaries and certain railroad and public utility employees Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1936 ballot measures and Wisconsin1936 ballot measures

Wisconsin1934

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Pension Advises the legislature to create a state pension system Approveda

November 6

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Suffrage Officially gives women the right to vote according to the state constitution Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1934 ballot measures and Wisconsin1934 ballot measures

Wisconsin1932

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Rules about Sunday Approve repeal of the "Sunday Blue Law" Approveda

November 8

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Repeals section of the constitution so that the salary of the governor is established by law Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Salaries of elected officials Repeals section of the constitution so that the salary of the Lieutenant governor is established by law Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Constitutional language Fixes a verbal error relating to impeachments Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Utilities Allows municipalities to finance public utilities by mortgage or debt Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1932 ballot measures and Wisconsin1932 ballot measures

Wisconsin1931

Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question1 Transportation Approves automobile licenses to be issued by counties Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1931 ballot measures and Wisconsin1931 ballot measures

Wisconsin1930

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State executive officials Authorizes item vetoes of appropriation bills Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1930 ballot measures and Wisconsin1930 ballot measures

Wisconsin1929

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Salaries Repeals amendment setting the salary of the legislature, allowing salaries to be set by law Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Term Limits Sets a two successive term limit for sheriffs Approveda
AQ Question 3 Alcohol Advises the legislature to repeal the Wisconsin prohibition enforcement act Approveda
AQ Question 4 Alcohol Advises the legislature to modify the Wisconsin prohibition act to allow for the production and sale of beer with less than 2.75% alcohol Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1929 ballot measures and Wisconsin1929 ballot measures

Wisconsin1927

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Sets legislators' pay to $1,000 per session Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Allows legislature to classify forests and minerals for taxation Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1927 ballot measures and Wisconsin1927 ballot measures

Wisconsin1926

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Recall measures Allows for the recall of elected officials Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Salaries of elected officials Allows the legislature to set the salary of the governor by law Approveda
AQ Question 3 Alcohol Advises congress to amend federal prohibition enforcement to allow for the manufacturing and sale of beer with less than 2.75% alcohol content Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1926 ballot measures and Wisconsin1926 ballot measures

Wisconsin1924

April 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Change the annual pay of legislators to $750 Defeatedd

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 County and municipal governance Provides home rule to cities and counties under constraints of the state constitution and law Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Forests and parks Allows for state funding of the creation and preservation of state forests Approveda
LRCA Question 3 State judiciary Allows for the legislature to provide additional circuit court judges to counties with more than 85,000 people Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1924 ballot measures and Wisconsin1924 ballot measures

Wisconsin1922

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Term limits Allows for sheriffs to have unlimited successive terms Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Law enforcement Allows for there to be jury verdicts decided by a 5/6ths majority in civil cases Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Utilities Allows for municipalities to take on debt to fund public utilities Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1922 ballot measures and Wisconsin1922 ballot measures

Wisconsin1920

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Allows the pay of legislators to be set by law Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Judiciary Allows the legislature to decide the size and number of circuit courts Defeatedd

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Veterns Enforce prohibition in the state Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1920 ballot measures and Wisconsin1920 ballot measures

Wisconsin1919

September 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Veterans Provides a bonus to veterans of World War I through a property and income tax increase Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1919 ballot measures and Wisconsin1919 ballot measures

Wisconsin1914

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Supermajority Allows constitutional amendments to be submitted to the people after 3/5ths approval by the legislature Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Direct Democracy Creates initiative and referendum rights in the state Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Welfare Allows for the creation of a state annuity insurance system Defeatedd
LRCA Question 4 County and municipal governance Creates the right for city and village home rule Defeatedd
LRCA Question 5 Judiciary Allows the legislature to decrease the number of judiciary circuits and increase the number of judges Defeatedd
LRCA Question 6 Recall Creates the right to recall elected officials, other than judges Defeatedd
LRCA Question 7 Eminent Domain Defines the property which may be taken by municipals for public purposes Defeatedd
LRCA Question 8 Direct democracy Allows citizens to petition the legislature for constitutional amendments Defeatedd
LRCA Question 9 Welfare Allows for the creation of a state insurance system Defeatedd
LRCA Question 10 Salaries of elected officials Changes legislative pay to $600 per year and allows for 2 cents a mile travel compensation Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1914 ballot measures and Wisconsin1914 ballot measures

Wisconsin1912

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Finance Extends the time cities and counties must repay debt for land from 20 to 50 years Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Forests and parks Allows the state and cities to acquire land for public purposes Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Judiciary Allows the legislature to determine the pay periods of judges on the supreme and circuit courts Approveda
LRSS Question 4 Suffrage Extends the right to vote in the state to women Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1912 ballot measures and Wisconsin1912 ballot measures

Wisconsin1910

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Salaries of elected officials Doubles the amount of annual pay legislators receive from $500 to $1,000 Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Redistricting Requires redistricting only after the federal census, removing requirement for a state census Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Natural resources Provides funding for preservation and development of state water power and the forests ApprovedaOverturnedot
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1910 ballot measures and Wisconsin1910 ballot measures

Wisconsin1908

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Taxes Allows for a graduated income tax system Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Transportation Allows the state to fund public highway construction and improvement Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Admin of Gov't Increase the time in which the governor has to approve or veto a legislative bill from three to six days Approveda
LRCA Question 4 Suffrage Requires full U.S. citizenship to have the right to vote Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1908 ballot measures and Wisconsin1908 ballot measures

Wisconsin1906

April 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Elections Approves a law to allow pocket ballot and coupon voting systems Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1906 ballot measures and Wisconsin1906 ballot measures

Wisconsin1904

November 1
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Elections Approves a law providing for party nominations by direct vote Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1904 ballot measures and Wisconsin1904 ballot measures

Wisconsin1903

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Provides for a Supreme Court with 7 justices and 10 year terms. Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1903 ballot measures and Wisconsin1903 ballot measures

Wisconsin1902

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Banking Authorizes general banking laws and repeals referendum requirement Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Stat Exec Provides for a state superintendent under a nonpartisan 4-year term, with pay fixed by law Approveda
LRCA Question 3 Gov't Acc Prohibits free passes and other privileges for public officials Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1902 ballot measures and Wisconsin1902 ballot measures

Wisconsin1898

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Banking Approves revised banking laws passed by the legislature Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1898 ballot measures and Wisconsin1898 ballot measures

Wisconsin1897

April 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Allows for the legislature to create additional circuit court judge positions in counties with over 100,000 people Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1897 ballot measures and Wisconsin1897 ballot measures

Wisconsin1896

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Salaries Removes the limit to the salary of the state superintendent of education Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1896 ballot measures and Wisconsin1896 ballot measures

Wisconsin1892

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Local Gov't Requires that the incorporation of any city, town, or village be set by general law only Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1892 ballot measures and Wisconsin1892 ballot measures

Wisconsin1889

April 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Provides for the state supreme court to be composed of five justices Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1889 ballot measures and Wisconsin1889 ballot measures

Wisconsin1888

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State Exec Provides for a state superintendent of education, with qualifications and salary designated by law Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1888 ballot measures and Wisconsin1888 ballot measures

Wisconsin1886

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Provides women the right to vote in elections relating to school matters Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1886 ballot measures and Wisconsin1886 ballot measures

Wisconsin1882

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Suffrage Requires 30 days of residency for local voter registration Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Local Gov't Provides for county officer vacancy appointments, full term elections of the Clerk of Court, a political year definition, and biennial elections Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1882 ballot measures and Wisconsin1882 ballot measures

Wisconsin1881

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Legislature Provides for biennial sessions, 2-year assembly terms, 4-year senate terms, and $500 yearly salary for the legislature Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1881 ballot measures and Wisconsin1881 ballot measures

Wisconsin1877

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Provides for a Supreme Court composed of 1 chief and 4 associate justices Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Gov't Finances Requires that all payment requests to the state be made within six years Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1877 ballot measures and Wisconsin1877 ballot measures

Wisconsin1876

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Banking Provides law for the incorporation of savings banks and savings societies Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1876 ballot measures and Wisconsin1876 ballot measures

Wisconsin1874

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Finances Limits debt of counties, cities, towns, villages, and other municipalities to 5% of the value of the taxable property Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1874 ballot measures and Wisconsin1874 ballot measures

Wisconsin1872

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Increases the composition of the Supreme Court to 1 chief and 4 associate justices Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1872 ballot measures and Wisconsin1872 ballot measures

Wisconsin1871

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Legislature Prohibits special legislation on nine subjects Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1871 ballot measures and Wisconsin1871 ballot measures

Wisconsin1870

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Judiciary Removes the grand jury system Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1870 ballot measures and Wisconsin1870 ballot measures

Wisconsin1869

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Salaries Increases the salaries of the governor and lieutenant governor Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1869 ballot measures and Wisconsin1869 ballot measures

Wisconsin1868

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Banking Abolishes the office of bank comptroller and transfers the duties to the secretary of state Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1868 ballot measures and Wisconsin1868 ballot measures

Wisconsin1867

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Salaries Changes the pay of legislators to $350 per year Approveda
LRSS Question 2 Banking Amends the general banking law in regard to circulation of its money and interest on loans. Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1867 ballot measures and Wisconsin1867 ballot measures

Wisconsin1866

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Banking Modify the general banking law in regard to taxing shareholders Approveda
ConCon Question 2 ConCon Have a convention to revise the Wisconsin constitution Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1866 ballot measures and Wisconsin1866 ballot measures

Wisconsin1865

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Extends suffrage to African American men over the age of 21 DefeateddOverturnedot
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1865 ballot measures and Wisconsin1865 ballot measures

Wisconsin1862

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Gov't Salaries Raises the salary of the Governor from $1,250 to $2,500 per year Defeatedd
LRSS Question 2 Banking Amends the general banking law to set a maximum interest rate of 7% Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1862 ballot measures and Wisconsin1862 ballot measures

Wisconsin1861

November 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Banking Modify the general banking law in regard to the circulation of bank notes Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1861 ballot measures and Wisconsin1861 ballot measures

Wisconsin1858

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Banking Modify the general banking law in regard to redemption of bank notes Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1858 ballot measures and Wisconsin1858 ballot measures

Wisconsin1857

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Extends suffrage to African American men over the age of 21 DefeateddOverturnedot
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1857 ballot measures and Wisconsin1857 ballot measures

Wisconsin1854

November 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 Legislature Sets two year terms for members of the assembly Defeatedd
LRCA Question 2 Legislature Sets four year terms for members of the senate Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Legislature Sets biennial legislative sessions Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1854 ballot measures and Wisconsin1854 ballot measures

Wisconsin1853

November 8
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Alcohol Advises legislature to create a liquor ban Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1853 ballot measures and Wisconsin1853 ballot measures

Wisconsin1852

November 2
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Banking Creates the general banking law Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1852 ballot measures and Wisconsin1852 ballot measures

Wisconsin1851

November 4
Type Title Subject Description Result
AQ Question 1 Banking Advises legislature to create a state banking system Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1851 ballot measures and Wisconsin1851 ballot measures

Wisconsin1849

November 6
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Suffrage Extends equal suffrage to all men over the age of 21, regardless of skin color Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1849 ballot measures and Wisconsin1849 ballot measures

Wisconsin1848

March 13
Type Title Subject Description Result
WI Ref. Question 1 Statehood Ratifies ratified the Wisconsin Constitution of 1848 Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1848 ballot measures and Wisconsin1848 ballot measures

Wisconsin1847

April 5
Type Title Subject Description Result
WI Ref. Question 1 Statehood Ratifies ratified the Wisconsin Constitution of 1846 Defeatedd
WI Ref. Question 2 Suffrage Extends equal suffrage to all men over the age of 21, regardless of skin color Defeatedd
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1847 ballot measures and Wisconsin1847 ballot measures

Wisconsin1846

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
WI Ref. Question 1 Admin of Gov't Approves the formation of the state government Approveda
See also: Wisconsin Wisconsin1846 ballot measures and Wisconsin1846 ballot measures

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