Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment, Question 2 (April 1929)

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The Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 2, 1929 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article VI, Section 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution to set a two successive term limit for sheriffs.[1]


  • This imposed term limits from this amendment were put to the voters unsuccessfully three times, in 1946, 1956, and 1961. The term limits were finally removed in 1967.

Election results

Question 2
Approveda Yes 259,881 55.19%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1931

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall amendment to Section 4 of Article VI of the constitution, authorizing sheriffs to hold office for not more than two terms, or parts thereof, in succession, be adopted?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 8 & JR 24 (1927)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 8 & JR 13 (1929)[1]

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