Constitution of the State of Wyoming (2008)/front matter
Wyoming Secretary of State
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State of Wyoming
Includes All Amendments Through November 12, 2008.
The Constitution of the State of Wyoming was adopted in Convention at Cheyenne, Wyoming on September 30, 1889 and ratified by the people of Wyoming on November 5, 1889.
Secretary of State
Patricia O’Brien Arp
THE GREAT SEAL
STATE OF WYOMING
The two dates on the Great Seal, 1869 and 1890, commemorate the organization of the Territorial government and Wyoming’s admission into the Union. Upon a five-pointed star the number “44” appears, indicating the number of admission into the Union.
The woman in the center holds a banner proclaiming “Equal Rights,” as Wyoming was the first government in the world to grant equal civil and political rights to women.
The male figures typify the livestock and mining industries of the state. Scrolls encircling the two pillars bear the words “Oil,” “Mines,” “Livestock,” and “Grain,” four of Wyoming’s major industries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Constitution of the State of Wyoming|
|Article||1.||Declaration of Rights||1|
|Article||2.||Distribution of Powers||6|
|Article||6.||Suffrage and Elections||31|
|Article||7.||Education; State Institutions; Promotion of Health and Morals; Public Buildings||35|
|Article||8.||Irrigation and Water Rights||39|
|Article||9.||Mines and Mining||40|
|Article||15.||Taxation and Revenue||50|
|Article||18.||Public Lands and Donations||60|
|Notable Facts About Wyoming||73|