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Wisconsin Judicial System Amendment, Question 5 (1914)

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The Wisconsin Judicial System Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1914 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article VII, Section 6 and 7 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the legislature to decrease the number of judiciary circuits and increase the number of judges.[1]

Election results

Question 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No154,82770.98%
Yes 63,311 29.02%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For amendment to section 6 and 7 of article VII, authorizing the legislature to decrease the number of judicial circuits and to provide for judges in the several circuits."[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 134 & JR 67 (1911)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 11 & JR 26 (1913)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.770 (1923)[1]

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