Utah Territory gave women the right to vote on February 12, 1870.

At a meeting of the “leading sisters” of Utah in January 1870, shortly after Wyoming women were enfranchised, Bathsheba Smith proposed “that we demand of the governor the right of franchise.” The motion carried.

Utah Territory was the second place in America to extend voting rights to women, after its neighbor, Wyoming Territory.

To learn when American women across the United States were enfranchised, before or after the Nineteenth Amendment, see When did women in your state get the right to vote?

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast and a writer for the Exponent II. For more information about April, see aprilyoungb.com

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Utah Territory gave women the right to vote on February 12, 1870.