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.
| Question 1|
|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
- The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.
Section 5. The Governor shall receive during his continuance in office, an annual compensation of two thousand five hundred dollars.
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)