Wisconsin Gubernatorial Succession Amendment, Question 1 (April 1979)
This amendment was a part of a larger single piece of legislation that was divided into four ballot measure questions during the April 3 election. Question 1 specifically modified Article V, Section 7 and 8 of the state constitution to define that a vacancy in the office of Governor should be filled by the Lieutenant Governor, followed by the Secretary of State.
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1979-1980
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Gubernatorial succession. Shall sections 7 and 8 (except the first sentence thereof) of article V of the constitution be amended so that the lieutenant governor, or the secretary of state if there is a vacancy in the office of lieutenant governor, succeeds to the office of governor as "governor" whenever there is a permanent vacancy, but continues to serve in the office as "acting governor" wherever the vacancy is temporary?
[Article V] Section 7.
Note: The first sentence of Article V, Section 8 was officially modified by Question 3 of 1979.
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: SJR 51 & JR 32 (1977)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 1 & JR 3 (1979)