Wisconsin Terms of County Officers Amendment, Question 1 (April 2005)
Wisconsin Referendum Question 1, also known as “4-Year Terms of Office for Certain County Officers Question, was an legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 5, 2005 special election ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.
The impact of the enactment of this amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution was to:
- Require counties to elect county clerks and treasurers every 4 years.
- Change the terms of office from 2 years to 4 years for district attorneys, coroners, elected surveyors, registers of deeds, treasurers, county clerks, and clerks of circuit court.
|Wisconsin Question 1 (April 2005)|
Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 2005-2006
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|“||4-year terms of office for certain county officers. Shall section 4 of article VI and section 12 of article VII of the constitution be amended to provide that district attorneys, coroners, elected surveyors, registers of deeds, treasurers, county clerks, and clerks of circuit court be elected to 4-year terms?||”|
Section 1. Section 4 (1) of article VI of the constitution is renumbered section 4 (1) (a) of article VI and amended to read:
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 10 & JR 12 (2003)
- Second Legislative Approval: SJR 2& JR 2 (2005)
State of Wisconsin
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection| Secretary of Natural Resources | Secretary of Workforce Development | Public Service Commission |