Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment, Question 2 (April 1961)

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The Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1961 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

  • This amendment sought to modify Article VI, Section 2 of the Wisconsin Constitution to remove term limit for successive terms of sheriffs.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No388,23857.80%
Yes 283,495 42.20%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1962

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 4 of article VI of the constitution be amended to permit the sheriff to serve any number of consecutive terms?"[1]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 31 & JR 48 (1959)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 7 & JR 9 (1961)[2]

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