Wisconsin Public Officer Salary Increase Amendment, Question 4 (April 1961)

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The Wisconsin Public Officer Salary Increase Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1961 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

  • This amendment sought to modify Article IX, Section 26 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the legislature to increase salaries of public officer during their term of office..[1]

Election results

Question 4
Defeatedd No307,57550.87%
Yes 297,077 49.13%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1962

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 26 of article IV of the constitution be amended so that the limitation on the granting by the legislature of extra compensation to any public officer shall not apply to an increase in the compensation of a public office, other than a member of the legislature, whose term of office is 4 years or more?"[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 21 & JR 29 (1959)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 6 & JR 11 (1961)[2]

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