FIRST WOMAN TO VOTE

SERAPH

YOUNG

FIRST WOMAN TO VOTE 

IN THE MODERN UNITED STATES

On February 14, 1870, a school teacher arrived in the crisp morning air to the Salt Lake City Hall to cast a ballot in the municipal election. Yet, one thing was unique about this voting citizen: she was a woman, the first woman to legally vote in the United States of America.

Seraph Young, grand-niece of Utah’s governor Brigham Young, made history as the first woman to vote in the modern United States, leading the way for all women voting that day in Utah. While Utah wasn’t the first territory to legalize women's right to vote, second only to Wyoming, it was the first to give women an opportunity to vote. Just two days after the women’s suffrage bill had passed in Utah women had the opportunity to vote.

While many states make a claim that they had the first woman voter they:

  • Lack historical records

  • Predate the foundation of the Country

  • Claim to be the first after the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920.

Seraph Young remains the earliest recorded woman voter legally recognized in the United States of America.

 
 

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REAGAN OUTDOOR ADVERTISING POSTER CAMPAIGN

This awareness study utilizes Reagan Outdoor Advertising’s poster billboard product which has excellent coverage throughout both the Wasatch Front and non-metro cities across the State of Utah. Reagan posters provide a great opportunity to create immediate awareness by blanketing the market with the advertiser’s message. Reagan’s Seraph Young study is a prime example of this powerful and effective advertising strategy.

WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO KEEP IT A SECRET

Most businesses suffer from lack of awareness, businesses need to let their potential customers know who they are and what they have to offer. Reagan Outdoor Advertising can help your potential customers know about your business by putting your businesses advertisement onto our posters. It will be impossible to keep your business a secret when Reagan outdoor posts your message all over the Salt Lake Valley.

Companies small and large are seeing massive results with Reagan Outdoor Advertising’s Posters:

STUDY

DESIGN

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300 people were surveyed and asked two questions:
1) Can you name the first woman to vote?
2) Can you name Utah’s Lieutenant Governor?

Reagan posted posters throughout

Utah and the posters read

“Seraph Young, First Woman to Vote.”

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After 28 days, 300 people different from the

original survey were asked the

same questions as step one.

After 56 days, 300 people different from the

original survey and the 28 day survey were asked

the same questions as step one.​

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After 84 days, 300 people different from the

original survey and the 56 day survey were asked

the same questions as step one.

 

BETTER DAYS 2020

TEACH your students about the Utah women's suffrage story and the state's involvement in the national movement through interactive lessons and primary source documents. 

LEARN what's the difference between a "suffragette" and a "suffragist." Which term did Utah women use for themselves?

 

EXPLORE Salt Lake City's suffrage sites on a self-guided tour. Stand where suffrage heroes like Susan B.Anthony and Emmeline B. Wells made history.

FIND illustrations, pins, bookmarks, free downloads and more. 

CONTACT REAGAN OUTDOOR

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