Certification of Referendum Question and Type A Notice of Referendum for the April 4, 2023 Spring Election

Attached are the Certification of Referendum Question and the Type A Notice of Referendum Election, and a discussion on referenda timeline in Appendix A. The Certification of Referendum Question is not required to be published, but the Type A Notice does require publication.  The referendum is the result of 2023 Enrolled Joint Resolution 2 and 2023 Enrolled Joint Resolution 4, which can be found in the above attachments as well as on the Legislature's website at https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2023/proposals/reg/sen/joint_resolution. 

The Type A Notice of Referendum must be published on March 7, 2023, the fourth Tuesday preceding the Spring Election.  Whenever a weekly newspaper is used for publication, the notice appears in the newspaper’s closest preceding issue.  The notice must also include any county referendum question that will be on the Spring Election ballot.   

The Type C Notice of Referendum, which includes the Attorney General’s explanation of a “yes” or “no” vote will be forwarded to you as soon as we have received the explanation language from the Office of the Attorney General.  The Type C Notice is published on April 3, 2023, the same time as the Types B and D Notices and must also be posted at polling places.

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