Issue: Whether an amendment to the Wisconsin constitution takes effect upon vote of the electors, or only when the chair of the Elections Board certifies the statewide canvass of votes.
Holding: The legislature has authority under Article XII, Section 1 of the Wisconsin Constitution to adopt reasonable election laws such as Wis. Stat. § 7.70(3)(h) to provide that state constitutional amendments are effective after canvass and certification. ¶30. Therefore, unless a constitutional amendment provides otherwise, it takes effect upon certification of a statewide canvass of votes as provided in Wis. Stat. § 7.70(3)(h). ¶25.