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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1956
(1956)

The Wisconsin Constitution,   pp. [221]-[252] PDF (11.1 MB)


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    STATE-WIDE REFERENDA ELECTIONS OTHER THAN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 1846
TO 1955
                                                          State-Continued
                                   Question                             
           Law Submitting     Date of Election       Votes
                                                For      Against
*Old-age pensions ................................................................................................................................
 Jt. Res.  64  1933  Sp.  Apr.  1934  531,915  154,729
Teacher  tenure law repeal ............................................................................................................
 Jr. Res.  100  1939  Apr.  1940  403,782  372,524
Property tax levy for high school aid  ..........................................................................................
 Chap.  525  1943  Apr.  1944  131,004  410,315
Daylight saving............ ..................................................t.
Res.      4  1947       Apr.  1947     313,091    379,740
Sales  tax for  veterans  bonus  ..........................................................................................................
 Jt. Res.  62  1947  Nov.  1948  258,497  825,990
Four year  term for constitutional  officers  ...................................................................................
 Jt. Res.  13  1951  Apr.  1951  210,821  328,613
Apportionment of legislature by area and population ........................................................
Chap.  728  1951  Nov.  1952  689,615    753,092
*Eligibility to vote for president and vice-president ................................................................
Chap.  76  1953  Nov. 1954  550,056  414,680
Statewide educational television tax-supported .....................................................................
 Res.  66  1953  Nov. 1954  308,385  697,262
*Ratified.
tIn Gillespie vs. Palmer, 20 Wis. 572 (Jan. term-1866). The Supreme Court
ruled that Chapter 173, 1849, extending suffrage to colored persons,
  was ratified November 6, 1849.
*Presidential suffrage for women, granted by Chap. 5, 1919, was not ordered
submitted to the people.
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