Wisconsin City and County Land Debt Amendment, Question 1 (1912)

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The Wisconsin City and County Land Debt Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

  • This amendment modified Article XI, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to extend the time cities and counties must repay debt for land from 20 to 50 years.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 46,420 57.00%
No35,02243.00%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1913

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For the amendment extending from twenty to fifty years the time within which debts incurred in the acquisition of lands by cities or by counties having a population of one hundred and fifty thousand or more, shall be paid."[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 32 & JR 44 (1909)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 26 & JR 42 (1911)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.665 (1911)[1]

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