Wisconsin State Banks Referendum, Question 1 (1851)

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The Wisconsin State Banks Referendum, also know as the Bank Question, was an advisory question / Wisconsin referendum on the November 2, 1851 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.[1]

This referendum sought voter opinion on whether to create a state banking system.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 31,289 77.42%
No9,12622.58%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Bank
no Bank[2]

  • The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.

Path to the ballot

  • Submission to the People: Ch.143 (1851)[1]

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