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.
| Question 1|
| Yes|| 47,353|| 53.14%|
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
(Notes: 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 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.
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)