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Wisconsin Suffrage for Full Citizens Only Amendment, Question 4 (1908)

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The Wisconsin Suffrage for Full Citizens Only Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1908 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

  • This amendment modified Article III, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution to require full U.S. citizenship to have the right to vote.[1]

Election results

Question 4
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 86,576 70.19%
No36,77329.81%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1909

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"For the amendment providing that after December 1, 1912, electors shall be citizens of the United States."[2]

Constitutional changes

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO SUB-SECTION 2 OF ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION—Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring. That sub-section 2 of section 1 of article 3 of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin be amended so as to read as follows: 2. Persons of foreign birth who, prior to the first day of December, A. D. 1908, shall have declared their intentions to become citizens conformable to the laws of the United States on the subject of naturalization; provided that the rights hereby granted to such persons shall cease on the first day of December, A. D. 1912.[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 16 & JR 15 (1905)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 47 & JR 25 (1907)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.661 (1907)[1]

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