Wisconsin Bank Comptroller Referendum, Question 1 (1868)
This referendum sought voter approval to abolish the office of bank comptroller and transfers the duties to the secretary of state.
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
(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)
Arguments in favor of this referendum included:
- The establishment of the National Banking system and the removal of State Banks makes the office unnecessary.
- Election Notice in The Daily Milwaukee News, October 11, 1868
- Editorial information on the banking law in The Janesville Gazette, October 30, 1868