The Wisconsin Judicial Terms of Office Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 7, 1953 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated after being declared invalid by the state Supreme Court.
This amendment modified Article VII, Section 9 of the Wisconsin Constitution to provide that elected judges shall hold full terms of office.
| Wisconsin Question 2 (April 1953)|
| Yes|| 386,972|| 52.86%|
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1954
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|| Shall section 9 of article VII of the state constitution be amended so as to provide that when a person is elected to fill a vacancy of a supreme court justice he shall hold his office for a term of ten years and so as to provide that when a person is elected circuit judge to fill a vacancy of a circuit judge he shall hold his office for such term as the legislature prescribes for general terms for circuit judges under section seven of article VII of said constitution?"
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: SJR 3 & JR 41 (1951)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 5 & JR 12 (1953)