Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment, Question 1 (April 1946)

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The Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 2, 1946 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

  • This amendment sought to modify Article VI, Section 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution to remove term limit for successive terms of sheriffs.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No170,13158.41%
Yes 121,144 41.59%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1948

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 4 of article VI of the constitution be amended so as to permit sheriffs to serve more than 2 successive terms?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 6 & JR 36 (1943)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 10 & JR 47 (1945)[1]

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