Wisconsin Governor and Lieutenant Governor Salary Amendment, Question 1 (1869)

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The Wisconsin Governor and Lieutenant Governor Salary Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 1869 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article V, Section 5 and 9 of the Wisconsin Constitution to increase the salaries of the governor and lieutenant governor.[1]

Election results

Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 47,353 53.14%
No41,76446.86%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

For amendment to the constitution
For amendment to the constitution, no[2]

(Notes: The two statements would have been printed on separate tickets to put in a ballot box.[2])


Constitutional changes

SECTION 5. The Governor shall receive during his continuance in office, an annual compensation of five thousand dollars, which shall be in full for all traveling or other expenses incident to his duties.
SECTION 9. The Lieutenant Governor shall receive during his continuance in office, an annual compensation or one thousand dollars.[3]

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 13 & JR 9 (1868)
  • Second Legislative Approval: SJR 6 & JR 2 (1869)
  • Submission to the People: Ch.186 (1869)[1]

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