Wisconsin Election and Terms of Sheriffs, Question 1 (1998)
Wisconsin Question 1, also known as Terms of Office for, Appointment of, Vacancies in the Offices of, and the Restriction on Holding any Other Office by, Sheriffs, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved. .
This amendment to Article VI, section 4 (1), (3) and (5) of the Wisconsin Constitution stated that the elected terms of sheriffs would be 4-years, sheriffs could hold nonpartisan offices, and vacancies would be filled by appointment of the governor until a successor is elected.
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and the restriction on holding any other office by, sheriffs.
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1999-2000
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
The ballot question was:
Terms of office for, appointment of, vacancies in the offices of, and the restriction on holding any other office by, sheriffs. Shall section 4 (1), (3) and (5) of article VI of the constitution be amended and section 4 (6) of article VI of the constitution be created to extend the terms of office of sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years, to allow sheriffs to hold nonpartisan offices, and to require that vacancies in the office of sheriffs be filled by appointment of the governor until a successor is elected and qualified?”
(Note: Scored material would be added; stricken material would be deleted.)
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 37 & JR 23 (1995)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 43& JR 18 (1997)