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Wisconsin Governor Salary Amendment, Question 1 (1862)

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The Wisconsin Governor Salary Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 4, 1862 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article V, Section 5 of the Wisconsin Constitution to raise the salary of the Governor from $1,250 to $2,500 per year.[1]

Election results

Question 1
Defeatedd No32,61269.19%
Yes 14,519 30.81%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For amendment to the constitution
Against amendment to the constitution[2]


  • The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.

Constitutional changes

Section 5. The Governor shall receive during his continuance in office, an annual compensation of two thousand five hundred dollars.[2]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: SJR 35 & JR 4 (1861)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 15 & JR 6 (1862)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.202 (1862)[1]

See also

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