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Wisconsin Overseas Voting Rights, Question 2 (1978)

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The Wisconsin Overseas Voting Rights Question was a Wisconsin referendum / legislatively-referred state statute on the November 7, 1978 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

  • This question was part of two combined questions on the November 1978 ballot which sought to update Wisconsin laws in accordance with federal mandates regarding voting rights. This question specifically sought the voters approval to permit all U.S. citizens who live overseas to vote in federal elections in Wisconsin if it was their last state of residency. [1]

Election results

Question 1 - Oveaseas Voting
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 658,289 55.68%
No524,02944.32%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1979-1980

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall state law be amended to permit U.S. citizens who are living in a foreign country to vote in federal elections in Wisconsin if they last resided in this state before leaving this country, as required by federal law?"[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The referendum was placed on the ballot under Ch.394 (Section 55) of the Wisconsin Laws of 1977[2]

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