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Utah State Constitution

The Utah Constitution was drafted by delegates to the 1895 constitutional convention and ratified 5 November 1895 by a popular vote of 31,305 to 7,607. The proclamation of the President of the United States announcing the result of the election and admitting Utah to the Union as a state was issued 4 January 1896. The state constitution is the framework for Utah government. Article XXIII provides for amending the Constitution, and there have been various changes over the years. Links below provide access to the original and current versions.

Scanned images - A scanned copy of a facsimile of the original 64-page constitution drafted in 1895. It went into effect when the President issued the statehood proclamation on 4 January 1896 (Utah State Archives and Records Service).

Typescript - The text of the original constitution.

Current constitution - An online version of the current constitution is maintained by the Utah State Legislature's website.


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This page was last updated November 13, 2002.