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.
| Question 1|
| Yes|| 531,915|| 77.47%|
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?"
Path to the ballot
- Legislative Approval: AJR 42 & JR 64 (1933 Special Session)