Wisconsin General Banking Law Referendum, Question 1 (1861)

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The Wisconsin General Banking Law Referendum was a legislatively-referred state statute / Wisconsin referendum on the November 5, 1861 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.[1]

This referendum modified the general banking law in regard to the circulation of bank notes.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 57,646 95.82%
No2,51504.18%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For amendments to the banking law
Against amendments to the banking law[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.242 (1861)[1]

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