Idaho Women Vote!

Part 3: Idaho

Idaho became the 4th state or territory to grant suffrage to women, following other western states and territories. With a little known but active contingent throughout the territory, women were able to pass a constitutional amendment in 1896. The individuals were involved in that battle.


“Women should vote because they have the intelligence to vote. They should vote because it gives them responsibilities, and responsibilities better fit women for all conditions of life. Equality before the law gives women a fair chance with men in a question of wages for the same work. In other words, the enfranchisement of women means a square deal for all.”

-May Arkwright Hutton