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Wisconsin Redistricting Native American Exclusion Amendment, Question 1 (1962)

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The Wisconsin Redistricting Native American Exclusion Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 1962 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article IV, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the legislature to remove the exclusion for "Indians not tax" from redistricting calculations.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 631,296 70.86%
No259,55729.14%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1964

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 3 of article IV of the state constitution be amended to strike the exclusion of 'Indians not taxed' from the description of persons to be counted, in determining the population for apportionment purposes?"[1]

Constitutional changes

(Article IV) Section 3. At their first session after each enumeration made by the authority of the United States, the legislature shall apportion and district anew the members of the senate and assembly, according to the number of inhabitants, excluding Indians not taxed, soldiers, and officers of the United States army and navy.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 12 & JR 30 (1959)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 11 & JR 32 (1961)[2]

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