Wisconsin Public Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Districts Voting Rights, Question 1 (1980)

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The Wisconsin Public Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Districts Voting Rights was a Wisconsin referendum / legislatively-referred state statute on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This referendum sought the people's approval to allow non-resident property owners in public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts to vote at district meetings.[1]

Election results

Voting in Public Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Districts
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,210,452 77.32%
No355,02422.68%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1981-1982

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Shall state law be amended to permit persons who own property in a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district and who are U.S. citizens and are 18 years of age or older to vote at meeting of the district?[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The referendum was placed on the ballot under Ch.299 of 1979[2]
  • Public Inland Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Districts were first established in 1974 to help with environmental protection. In 1979 a tax levied to buy a weed harvester in the Paddock Lake district in Kenosha County led to a court ruling that the existing legal language excluded non-residents from voting on such matters. Proponents of the law argued that if non-residents property owners were excluded from such decision making, efforts to improve the lakes in the districts would be hampered.[3]

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