AND RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE
1. [Equal political rights.] The rights of citizens of the State of
Utah to vote and hold office shall not be denied or abridged on account
of sex. Both male and female citizens of this State shall enjoy equally
all civil, political and religious rights and privileges.
2. [Qualifications to vote.] Every citizen of the United States, of
the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall have been a citizen
for ninety days, and shall have resided in the State or Territory one
year, in the county four months, and in the precinct sixty days next
preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote at such election except
as herein otherwise provided.
3. [Electors: immunity from arrest.] In all cases except those of treason,
felony or breach of the peace, electors shall be privileged from arrest
on the days of election, during their attendance at elections, and going
to and returning therefrom.
4. [Id. From militia duty.] No elector shall be obliged to perform militia
duty on the day of election except in time of war or public danger.
5. [Electors to be citizens of U.S.] No person shall be deemed a qualified
elector of this State unless such person be a citizen of the United
6. [Certain criminals, etc., ineligible to vote.] No idiot, insane person
or person convicted of treason, or crime against the elective franchise,
unless restored to civil rights, shall be permitted to vote at any election,
or be eligible to hold office in this State.
7. [Property qualification forbidden, when.] Except in elections levying
a special tax or creating indebtedness, no property qualification shall
be required for any person to vote or hold office.
8. [Ballot to be secret.] All elections shall be by secret ballot. Nothing
in this section shall be construed to prevent the use of any machine
or mechanical contrivance for the purpose of receiving and registering
the votes cast at any election: Provided, That secrecy in voting be
9. [Elections, when held. Terms begin, when.] All general elections,
except for municipal and school officers, shall be held on the Tuesday
next following the first Monday in November of the year in which the
election is held. Special elections may be held as provided by law.
The terms of all officers elected at any general election, shall commence
on the first Monday in January next following the date of their election.
Municipal and School officers shall be elected at such time as may be
provided by law.
10. [Oath of office.] All officers made elective or appointive by this
Constitution or by the laws made in pursuance thereof, before entering
upon the duties of their respective offices, shall take and subscribe
the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I will support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United
States and the Constitution of this State, and that I will discharge
the duties of my office with fidelity."