The Wisconsin Two Year Terms for Assembly Members Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, 1854 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.
This amendment sought to modify Article IV, Section 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution to set two year terms for members of the assembly.
| Question 1|
|Yes|| 6,549|| 36.12%|
Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
For amendment to section four
Against amendment to section four
- The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.
Section four of article four of the Constitution is hereby so amended as to read as follows: The members of assembly shall be chosen biennially by single districts, on Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday of November by the qualified electors of the several districts; such districts to be bound by county, precinct, town or ward lines, to consist of contiguous territory, and to be in as compact a form as practicable.
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: Ch.95 (1853)
- Second Legislative Approval: Ch.89 (1854)
- Submission to the People: Ch.89 (1854)