Wisconsin Census and Redistricting Amendment, Question 2 (1910)

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The Wisconsin Census and Redistricting Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 8, 1910 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article IV, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to require redistricting only after the federal census, removing the requirement for a state census.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 54,784 50.99%
No52,66449.01%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1911

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For the amendment striking out of the constitution the requirement for an enumeration of the inhabitants of the state once every ten years."[2]

Constitutional changes

Proposed amendment to Section 3 of Article IV of the constitution relating to apportionment.
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring that Section 3 of Article IV of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
"Section 3. At their first session after each enumeration made by the authority of the United States, the legislature shall apportion and district anew the members of the Senate and Assembly, according to the number of inhabitants, excluding Indians not taxes, soldiers and officers of the United States army and navy."[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 18 & JR 30 (1907)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 35 & JR 55 (1909)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.478 (1909)[1]

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