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  WI Ballot Measure - Extending sheriff's term from two to four years, permitting a sheriff to hold nonpartisan office, and changing procedure for filling office vacancies.
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Parents > United States > Wisconsin > Propositions > 1998 Propositions > 1998 Statewide Referendum: Sheriff Terms
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Type Referendum
Filing Deadline January 01, 1998 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 03, 1998 - 07:00am
Polls Close November 03, 1998 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 03, 1999 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 11:55pm
Turnout 32.19% Total Population
ContributorAndy
Last ModifiedAndy July 12, 2012 05:08pm
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Description Ballot Question: “Terms of office for, appointment of, vacancies in the offices of, and the restriction on holding any other office by, sheriffs.

Shall section 4 (1), (3) and (5) of article VI of the constitution be amended and section 4 (6) of article VI of the constitution be created to extend the terms of office of sheriffs from 2 years to 4 years, to allow sheriffs to hold nonpartisan offices, and to require that vacancies in the office of sheriffs be filled by appointment of the governor until a successor is elected and qualified?”
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