Wisconsin Continuity of Civil Government Amendment, Question 3 (April 1961)

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The Wisconsin Continuity of Civil Government Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1961 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment created Article IV, Section 34 of the Wisconsin Constitution to grant the legislature power to keep government functioning in case of enemy attack.[1]

Election results

Question 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 498,869 78.99%
No132,72821.01%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1962

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 34 of article IV of the constitution be created to grant powers to the legislature to provide for continuity of civil government in case of enemy action in the form of an attack?"[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 48 & JR 50 (1959)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 1 & JR 10 (1961)[2]

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