Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment, Question 3 (April 1956)

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The Wisconsin Sheriff Term Limits Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 3, 1956 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

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

Election results

Question 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No328,60854.92%
Yes 269,722 45.08%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1958

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall article VI, section 4, of the state constitution be amended so as to permit sheriffs to service more than 2 terms or parts thereof in succession?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 13 & JR 23 (1953)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 22 & JR 53 (1955)[1]

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