Arizona Suffrage and Right to Hold Office for Women Amendment, Questions 300 and 301 (1912)

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The Suffrage and Right to Hold Office for Women Amendment, also known as Questions 300 and 301, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the 1912 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article 7, Section 2 and Section 15 of the Arizona Constitution to provide suffrage and the right to hold public office to women.[1]

Election results

Arizona Questions 300 and 31 (1912)
Approveda Yes 13,442 68.43%

Election results via: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Text of measures

Questions 300 and 301 as they appeared on the ballot

The language that appeared on the ballot:

To amend Sections 2 and 15 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Arizona, granting to the citizens of the State of Arizona, regardless of sex, the right of suffrage and the right to hold public office. Vote YES or NO.
300. Yes.
301. No.[1][2]

Constitutional changes

This following language was added to Article 7 of the Arizona Constitution as a result of the approval of Questions 300 and 301.

Section 2. No person shall be entitled to vote at any general election, or for any office that now is, or hereafter may be, elective by the people, or upon any question which may be submitted to a vote of the people, unless such person be a citizen of the United States of the age of twenty-one years or over, and shall have resided in the State one year immediately preceding such election. The word "citizen" shall include persons of the male and female sex.
The rights of citizens of the United States to vote and hold office shall not be denied or abridged by the state, or any political division or municipality thereof, on' account of sex, and the right to register, to vote and to hold office under any law now in effect, or which may hereafter be enacted, is hereby extended to, and conferred upon males and females alike.
No person under guardianship, non compos mentis, or insane, shall be qualified to vote at any election, nor shall any person convicted of treason or felony, be qualified to vote at any election unless restored to civil rights.

Section 15. Every person elected or appointed to any office of trust or profit under the authority of the state, or any political division or any municipality thereof, shall be a qualified elector of the political division or municipality in which said person shall be elected or appointed.[1]

Path to the ballot

The Bill was filed by the Arizona Secretary of State on July 5, 1912[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona Initiative and Referendum Pamphlet, 1912
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.