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Ohm, Howard F.; Bryhan, Leone G. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1940
(1940)

The state government,   pp. [201]-240 PDF (12.2 MB)


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      STATE-WIDE REFERENDA ELECTIONS OTHER THAN CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
1846 to 1939
   Territorial
       Votes
                                        Question                        
                                 Law Submitting        Date of Election
                                        ____________________ ___        
                             _______________For                         
            Against
*Formation of a State Government.............................------------------------------------------
-  Territorial law appr.
                               Jan. 31, 1846, p. 5      April 1846      
  12,334       2,487
 Approval of First Constitution....................................--------------------------------------
 Art. XIX, Sec. 9 of 1846
                                Constitution and Act
                                of Jan. 31, 1846        April 1847      
  14,119      20,231
Negro suffrage        --------------------------------------------- I   
         -Supl. resolution to Const.
                               of 1846; Vol. II of
                               Quaife, p. 755           April 1847      
   7,664       14,615
*Ratification  of Second  Constitution  ---------------------------------------------------------------
------  Art. XIV,  Sec. 9  of 1848
                               Constitution             Mar. 1848       
  16,799        6,384
       State
*Extending suffrage to colored persons.'-------------------------------------------------------------------.
Chap. 137  1849     Nov. 1849          .5.265       4.075
*Banks or no banks.  .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   . 
  .   .   .   ..-----------------------------------------------------------------
Chap 143 1851 Nov 1851 31,289 9,126
*General banking law..    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 
 .   .   .   .   ..--------------------------------------------------------------
Chap. 479 1852 Nov. 1852 32,826 8,711
*Prohibitory liquor law-------------------------------------------------------------
                   Chap. 101    1853        Nov. 1853          27,519   
  24,109
Extending suffrage to colored persons -----------------------      -   -
  -   -Chap. 44                             1857        Nov. 1857       
  28,235      41,345
*Amending general bankirg law--------    .....---------------------------------------
            --.   Chap. 98     1858        Nov. 1858          27,267    
  2837
*Amending general banking law -----------------............--           
                               Chap. 242     1861       Nov. 1861       
  571,646      2,515
*Incorporation of banking associations -------------------------- - ---------------------------------------.
Chap. 203  1862     Nov. 1862          46,269       7.794
Extending suffrage to colored persons -------------------------------------------------------------------
 Chap. 414 1865        Nov. 1865          46,588      55,591
*Amending Act-Inc. of banking associations.....................-------------------------------
----------  Chap. 102 1866        Nov. 1866          49,714       19,151
*Amending  general banking  law  ..........................................................-
. --------- -.  (Chap. 143  1866)   Nov.  1867         4584 ,796   11,842
                               (Jt. Res. 12  1867)
*Abolition of the bank comptroller - ----------------------             
                          -    Chap. 28      1868       Nov. 1868       
  15,499        1 948
*Incorporation of savings banks.----------_---------------_-:-          
                         ---   Chap. 384    1876        Nov. 1876       
   4,029       3 069
*Woman suffrage upon school matters......         ...       ...       ...
      ...       ..--------------------------------------------------- Chap.
211 1885 Nov. 1886 43,581 38,998
Revised banking law of 1897..   .   .   ..     .   .   ...-..           
  .   .   ..------------------------------------------------------.-- Chap.
303 1897 Nov. 1898 86,872 92,607
*Primary law -----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
            Chap. 451    1903        Nov. 1904         130,366      80,102
Pocket ballots and coupon voting systems .--------------------------------------------------------------
Chap. 522   1905        April 1906         45,958     111 139
W om an suffrage2-..........................................................................
.          Chap. 227    1911        N ov. 1912        135,545     227,024
*Soldier bonus law  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Chap.--667h19196
              Sept.Se 19191165916   76262    5777 324
*Prohibition enforcement act (Mulberger).. ..    ..     ..     .   ..   
 ..     ..     ...------------------------------------------------ Chap.
556 1919 Nov. 1920 419,309 199 876
*Volstead act, modification.. .   .   ..     .   .   ..     .   .   ..  
  .   .   ...----------------------------------------------------------.
Jt. Res. 47 1925 Nov. 1926 349,443 177 602
*Repeal of the Severson enforcement act...............-....--------------------------
 *-----------. -------  Jt. Res. 16  1929  April 1929        350,337    
 196,402
*Modification of the Severson enforcement act...........................-----------------------
-----.--. -  Jt. Res. 16  1929   April 1929        321,688     200 545
County distribution of auto licenses.......................------------------------------
 ------ _.    Jt. Res. 11   1931       April 1931        183,716     368,674
*Sunday blue law repeal_'       -          -        ----------------------------
                       Jt. Res. 114  1931       April 1932        396,436
     271 .786
*Old-age pensios-on -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jt..Res. 64   1933       April 1934        531,915      154,729
     Ratified.
     1 In Gillespie vs. Palmer, 20 Wis. 572 (January term-1866). The Supreme
Court ruled that Chap. 173, 1849, extending suffrage to colored persons,
was ratified November 6, 1849.
     2 Presidential suffrage for women. aranted by Chap. 5, 1919, was not
ordered submitted to the people.
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