Minnesota Right to Vote, Amendment 1 (1867)

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The Minnesota Right to Vote Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the November 5, 1867 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have granted the right to vote to all males over the age of twenty-one who were citizens of the United States, persons of foreign birth who declared their intentions to become citizens, persons of mixed white and Indian blood who have adopted the customs of civilization and persons of Indian blood who have adopted the customs of civilization and have passed an examination that pronounced them capable of voting.[1]

This measure was previously defeated in 1865 but was passed in 1868.[2]

Election results

Minnesota Amendment 1 (1867)
Defeatedd No28,79451.17%
Yes 27,479 48.83%

Election results via: Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

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  1. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, "State Constitutional Amendments Considered," accessed July 1, 2014
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named LegLibrary

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