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Wisconsin Bank Comptroller Referendum, Question 1 (1868)

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The Wisconsin Bank Comptroller Referendum was a legislatively-referred state statute / Wisconsin referendum on the November 3, 1868 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This referendum sought voter approval to abolish the office of bank comptroller and transfers the duties to the secretary of state.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 15,499 88.83%
No1,94811.17%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For amendment to the banking law
Against amendment to the banking law[2]

(Notes: The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.)

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: JR 12 (1867)
  • Second Legislative Approval: Ch.28 (1868)[1]

Support

Arguments in favor of this referendum included:

  • The establishment of the National Banking system and the removal of State Banks makes the office unnecessary.[3]

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