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Wisconsin Amending Constitution Amendment, Question 1 (1914)

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The Wisconsin Amending Constitution Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article XII, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow constitutional amendments to be submitted to the people after 3/5ths approval by the legislature.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No160,76169.15%
Yes 71,734 30.85%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For amendment to section 1 of article XII authorizing changes in or additions to the constitution by a vote of the people after being submitted to the people by three-fifths of the members elected to both houses of the legislature."[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 57 & JR 71 (1911)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 22 & JR 17 (1913)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.770 (1923)[1]

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