Wisconsin Redistricting Time Amendment, Question 3 (April 1963)

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The Wisconsin Redistricting Time Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 2, 1963 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article IV, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to state that redistricting will be done at the second session after federal census, rather than first.[1]

Election results

Question 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No277,01454.33%
Yes 232,851 45.67%

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 constitution be amended so that the legislature shall apportion the legislative districts at the second session following each federal census."[1]

Constitutional changes

(Article IV) Section 3. At their first second 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 soldiers, and officers of the United States army and navy.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 162 & JR 96 (1961)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 23 & JR 9 (1963)[2]

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