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Wisconsin Liquor Prohibition Referendum, Question 1 (1853)

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The Wisconsin Liquor Prohibition Referendum was an advisory question / Wisconsin referendum on the November 8, 1853 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was approved.

This referendum sought voter opinion on whether to create a liquor ban.[1]

Election results

Question 1
Approveda Yes 27,519 53.30%

Official results via: Wisconsin Blue Book 2011 - 2012

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

prohibitory Liquor Law, yes
prohibitory Liquor Law, no[2]


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

Path to the ballot

  • Submission to the People: Ch.101 (1853)[1]

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