A measure setting aside a day to recognize Wyoming as the first state in the nation to give women the right to vote became the first bill of the Legislature’s 2019 session to be signed into law Wednesday.
Senate Joint Resolution 3, setting Dec. 10 as “Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day, was the first of eight bills signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon on Wednesday.The date marks the day in 1869 when Territorial Gov. John Campbell signed the bill giving women the right to vote in Wyoming.
The measure, sponsored by Sen. Affie Ellis, R-Cheyenne, was unanimously approved by both the House and Senate.
Other measures signed into law by Gordon on Wednesday included: SF 11, moving back the deadline for the governor to submit a budget to legislators from Dec. 1 to the third Monday in November; SF 21, requiring candidates for elected office to list the addresses of their homes for the last five years on their applications for nomination or election, and SF 17, adding electronic records to the list of documents that county clerks must keep available for examination.