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Wisconsin Women's Suffrage Amendment, Question 1 (1934)

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The Wisconsin Women's Suffrage Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 1934 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article III, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution to officially gives women the right to vote according to the state constitution.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 411,088 71.14%
No166,74528.86%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1935

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall section 1 of article III of the constitution, relating to suffrage, be amended to eliminate obsolete provisions?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • In 1912, a referendum on women's suffrage was defeated in Wisconsin.
  • In 1919, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th amendment of the United States Constitution. However, it wasn't until this amendment that the Wisconsin constitution was changed to reflect women's suffrage rights.[3]
  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 52 & JR 91 (1931)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 74 & JR 76 (1933)[1]

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