Wyoming Constitution

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The Wyoming Constitution is the supreme governing document of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It was approved by a statewide vote of 6,272 to 1,923 on November 5, 1889. It was last amended in 2008. It was the first constitution in the United States which explicitly gave women the right to vote (though an earlier New Jersey constitution gave women who owned property the right to vote because of an ambiguity in its text).[1]

Preamble[edit]

The Preamble to the Constitution is:

We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political and religious liberties, and desiring to secure them to ourselves and perpetuate them to our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

Article 1[edit]

Article 1 is the Declaration of Rights.

Article 2[edit]

Article 2 distributes power among the three branches.

Article 3[edit]

Article 3 describes the Legislature.

Article 4[edit]

Article 4 describes the executive branch.

Article 5[edit]

Article 5 describes the judiciary.

Article 6[edit]

Article 6 deals with suffrage and elections.

Article 7[edit]

Article 7 deals with education, state institutions, health and morals, and state buildings.

Article 8[edit]

Article 8 deals with irrigation and water rights.

Article 9[edit]

Article 9 deals with mining.

Article 10[edit]

Article 10 deals with corporations.

Article 11[edit]

Article 11 describes the boundaries of the state.

Article 12[edit]

Article 12 deals with counties.

Article 13[edit]

Article 13 deals with municipalities.

Article 14[edit]

Article 14 deals with miscellaneous officials.

Article 15[edit]

Article 15 deals with taxation.

Article 16[edit]

Article 16 deals with the state's debt.

Article 17[edit]

Article 17 describes the state militia.

Article 18[edit]

Article 18 deals with public lands.

Article 19[edit]

Article 19 contains miscellaneous provisions.

Article 20[edit]

Article 20 deals with amending the Constitution.

Article 21[edit]

Article 21 deals with transitioning from the old Constitution.

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