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Wisconsin Secretary of State Term of Office Amendment, Question 2 (April 1967)

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The Wisconsin Secretary of State Term of Office Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1967 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 520,326 62.52%
No311,97437.48%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1968

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section lm of article VI of the constitution be created to provide that, beginning in 1970, the secretary of state shall be elected for a 4-year term?"[1]

Constitutional changes

(Article VI) Section 1. There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state, at the times and places of choosing the members of the legislature, a secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general, who shall severally hold their offices for the terms of two years.
Section 1m. Notwithstanding section 1, beginning with the general election in 1970 and every four years thereafter, there shall be chosen a secretary of state to hold office for a term of four years.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 4 & JR 80 (1965)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 12 & JR 10 (1967)[2]
  • This amendment was part of combined legislation which set four year terms for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Secretary and State Treasurer in Question 1, Question 3, and Question 4 of 1967.

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