Wisconsin Governor's Salary Amendment, Question 2 (1926)

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The Wisconsin Governor's Salary Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article V, Section 5 of the Wisconsin Constitution to allow the legislature to set the salary of the governor by law.[1]

Election results

Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 202,156 51.77%
No188,30248.23%

Official results via: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1927

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

"Shall amendment to sec. 5 of act. V of the constitution, providing that the annual compensation of the governor shall be such sum, not less than five thousand dollars, as may be fixed by law, be adopted?"[2]

Constitutional changes

That section 5 of article V of the constitution be amended to read: (Article V) Section 5. The governor shall receive, during his continuance in office, an annual compensation of not less than five thousand dollars, to be fixed by law, which shall be in full for all traveling or other expenses incident to his duties. The compensation prescribed for governor immediately prior to the adoption of this amendment shall continue in force until changed by the legislature in a manner consistent with the other provisions of this constitution.[3]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 88 & JR 79 (1923)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 50 & JR 52 (1925)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.413 (1925)[1]

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