Wisconsin Pension System Referendum, Question 1 (April 1934)

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The Wisconsin Pension System Referendum was a Wisconsin referendum / advisory question on the April 3, 1934 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This referendum sought the people's opinion on whether to create a state pension system.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 531,915 77.47%
No154,72922.53%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1935

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall an old-age pension system be adopted whereby pensions shall be payable to those attaining sixty years of age or more and financed by levying a surtax on incomes of fifteen thousand and over or by a tax on labor saving machinery, or in some manner by which the major portion necessary to finance such old-age pension shall be raised other than by a tax on general property?"[2]

Path to the ballot

  • Legislative Approval: AJR 42 & JR 64 (1933 Special Session)[1]

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