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
Approveda Yes 15,499 88.83%

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]


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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