Timeline of women's suffrage in Utah
This is a timeline of women's suffrage in Utah. Women earned the right to vote on February 12, 1870 while Utah was still a territory. The first woman to vote under equal suffrage laws was Seraph Young on February 14, 1870. During this time, suffragists in Utah continued to work with women in other states to promote women's suffrage. Women continued to vote until 1887 when the Edmunds-Tucker Act was passed. When Utah was admitted as a state in 1896, women regained the right to vote. On September 30, 1919 Utah ratifies the Nineteenth Amendment. Native American women did not have full voting rights in Utah until 1957.
- Newspaper editorial from The New York Times about giving Utah women equal suffrage is appreciated in Utah.
- The Deseret News posts an editorial about the justice of women's suffrage.
- February 12: Utah gives women the right to vote.
- February 14: First woman to vote in the United States under equal suffrage laws was Seraph Young in Salt Lake City.
- The Woman's Exponent is created.
- Emmeline B. Wells represents Utah at the National Woman's Suffrage Convention.
- A case in the Supreme Court of the Territory attempts to erase the names of several women from the voter registration list, but does not succeed.
- In Salt Lake City, a registrar refuses to add women to the list of registered voters. The case is settled and women continue to vote.
- Passage of the Edmunds-Tucker Act disenfranchises Utah women.
- Mrs. Arthur Brown and Emily S. Richards represent Utah at the National Suffrage Convention in Washington, D.C.
- September: Clara Bewick Colby and Elizabeth Lyle Saxon visit Salt Lake City to lecture on suffrage.
- Maria Y. Dougall and Sarah M. Kimball are delegates to the National Suffrage Convention in Washington, D.C.
- February 15: Suffragists celebrated the birthday of Susan B. Anthony in Salt Lake City.
- The Utah Woman Suffrage Song Book is published.
- July 29: Suffragists hold a rally in American Fork.
- Wells travels through California and Idaho and speaks on women's suffrage.
- February 18: Suffragists hold a convention in the Salt Lake City and County building.
- Utah women regained the right to vote.
- Martha Hughes Cannon becomes the first woman elected to state senate.
- January: Wells attends the National Suffrage Convention in Des Moines, Iowa and describes suffrage efforts in Utah.
- Suffragists from Utah obtain 40,000 names for a women's suffrage petition to the United States Congress.
- Utah suffragists send delegates to the National Presidential Conventions.
- September 30: Utah ratifies the Nineteenth Amendment.
- Utah repeals laws that prevent women who live on Native American reservations from voting.
- Walker, Sydney (2020-01-27). "Timeline: What Latter-day Saints can learn from the history of Utah women voting". Church News. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
- Douglas, Dianna (14 February 2020). "Power Of The Past: Retelling Utah's Suffragist History To Empower Modern Women". NPR.org. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
- Beeton, Beverly (1978). "Women Suffrage in Territorial Utah". Utah Historical Quarterly. 46 (2) – via Issuu.
- Brown, Barbara Jones; Watkins, Naomi; Kitterman, Katherine (2018-02-09). "Gaining, Losing, and Winning Back the Vote: The Story of Utah Women's Suffrage". Better Days Curriculum. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
- Anthony 1902, p. 936.
- Anthony 1902, p. 938.
- Anthony 1902, p. 940.
- "Walking Tour". Better Days Curriculum. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
- Anthony 1902, p. 942.
- Christensen, Kenzi (2019-08-08). "Utah's Woman Suffrage Song Book". Better Days Curriculum. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
- Anthony 1902, p. 943.
- Anthony 1902, p. 945.
- Anthony 1902, p. 949.
- Harper 1922, p. 645.
- Harper 1922, p. 648.
- "Utah and the 19th Amendment". U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
- Harper 1922, p. 650.
- Anthony, Susan B. (1902). Anthony, Susan B.; Harper, Ida Husted (eds.). The History of Woman Suffrage. 4. Indianapolis: The Hollenbeck Press.
- Harper, Ida Husted (1922). The History of Woman Suffrage. New York: J.J. Little & Ives Company.