Wisconsin Justice of the Peace Amendment, Question 1 (April 1945)

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The Wisconsin Justice of the Peace Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 3, 1945 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article VII, Section 15 of the Wisconsin Constitution to abolish the office of the Justice of the Peace in first class cities.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 160,965 58.67%
No113,40841.33%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1946

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 15, of article VII, of the constitution be amended so as to abolish the office of justice of the peace in cities of the first class?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 9 & JR 27 (1943)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 6 & JR 2 (1945)[1]

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