Wisconsin County Executive Term of Office Amendment, Question 2 (1962)
This amendment modified Article IV, Section 23 and Article VI, Section 4of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow for County Executives to hold 4-year terms of office in counties with 500,000 or more people.
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1964
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
"Shall Article IV, section 23, and Article VI, section 4, be amended to authorize the legislature to provide for the election of a chief executive officer for a 4-year term in counties with a population of 500,000 or more, who shall exercise such administrative powers as the legislature shall prescribe?"
(Article IV) Section 23. The legislature shall establish but one system of town and county government, which shall be as nearly uniform as practicable; but the legislature may provide for the election at large once in. every four years of a chief executive officer in any county having a population of five hundred thousand or more with such powers of an administrative character as they may from time to time prescribe in accordance with this section.
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 121 & JR 68 (1959)
- Second Legislative Approval: AJR 61 & JR 64 (1961)
- This measure was put on the ballot in combined legislation with Question 2a.
- The Wisconsin Blue Book 1964
- "Facsimile Ballot Notice General and Referendum Election - November 6, 1962" Wisconsin State Journal, November 5, 1962
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