Wisconsin City Incorporation Amendment, Question 1 (1892)

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The Wisconsin City Incorporation Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 8, 1892 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article IV, Section 31 of the Wisconsin Constitution to require that the incorporation of any city, town, or village be set by general law only.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 15,718 63.55%
No9,01536.45%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For Amendment to Subdivision 9, of Section 31, of Article IV, of the Constitution...☐

Against Amendment to Subdivision 9, of Section 31, of Article IV, of the Constitution...☐"[2]

Constitutional changes

An act to submit to the people an amendment to subdivision 9, of section 31, of article IV of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin. Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That subdivision 9, of section 31, of article IV of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin be amended by inserting after the word "any" in said subdivision the word "city" so that said subdivision when so amended shall read as follows: 9. For incorporating any city, town or village, or to amend the charter thereof.[3]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 13 & JR 4 (1889)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 13 & JR 4 (1891)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.362 (1891)[1]

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