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Wisconsin Daylight Savings Time Referendum, Question 1 (April 1947)

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The Wisconsin Daylight Savings Time Referendum was a Wisconsin referendum / advisory question on the April 1, 1947 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This referendum sought the people's opinion on the legislature authorizing daylight savings time.[1]

Election results

Question 1
Defeatedd No379,74054.81%
Yes 313,091 45.19%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1948

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall the legislature authorize daylight savings time during the period beginning the last Sunday of April and ending the last Sunday of September in eah year?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • Legislative Approval: SJR 24 & JR 4 (1947)

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