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Wisconsin Biennial Legislative Sessions Amendment, Question 3 (1854)

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The Wisconsin Biennial Legislative Sessions Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, 1854 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article IV, Section 11 of the Wisconsin Constitution to set biennial legislative sessions.[1]

Election results

Question 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No11,58963.19%
Yes 6,752 36.81%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For amendment to section eleven
Against amendment to section eleven[2]

  • The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.

Constitutional changes

Section 11 is hereby so amended as to read as follows: The legislature shall meet at the seat of government, once in two years, and not oftener, unless convened by the Governor. [3]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: Ch.95 (1853)
  • Second Legislative Approval: Ch.89 (1854)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.89 (1854)[1]

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