This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the state constitution to explicitly note “only” a United States citizen age 18 or older who is a resident of an election district in this state is a qualified elector of that district “who may vote in an election for national, state, or local office or at a statewide or local referendum.”

Wisconsin is home to more than 150,000 Lawful Permanent Residents who contribute significantly to the vibrancy of the state and their local communities, who own businesses, attend public schools, and serve their communities. This proposal would disrupt local control of municipalities to determine whether or not these important members of our communities have a say in how their schools and cities, villages, or towns are run. 

Update: This joint resolution has passed the legislature in two consecutive sessions. As a result, a binding referendum question will appear on the statewide November 2024 ballot that will amend the state constitution if passed. The ballot question can be viewed here.


Representatives August, Gustafson; Senator Bradley


Passed both chambers



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