Document 6: Election Results of the 1877 Woman Suffrage Referendum, from “The Suffrage Vote in Colorado,” Woman’s Journal, 8 (1 December 1877), p. 380.

Introduction

        Woman suffrage went down to defeat in Colorado in 1877 by 7,441 votes more than a two-to one margin. 14,053 Colorado voters cast ballots against the referendum, while only 6,612 voted in favor of the measure. This table broke down the election results by county.[A]

THE SUFFRAGE VOTE IN COLORADO

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WOMAN SUFFRAGE.
Counties. Approved. Not Approved. [Region]
Arapahoe 1,173 2,048 [Northeast]
Bent 78 273 [Southeast]
Boulder 1,011 804 [North Central]
Conejos 4 531 [South Central]
Costilla 48 437 [South Central]
Clear Creek 376 787 [North Central]
Custer 129 348 [South Central]
Douglas 136 283 [Central]
Elbert 46 190 [East Central]
El Paso 349 517 [Central]
Fremont 117 280 [Central]
Gilpin 406 1,025 [North Central]
Grand 16 41 [North Central]
Gunnison 19 62 [West Central]
Hinsdale 332 571 [Southwest]
Huerfano 32 637 [South Central]
Jefferson 277 582 [Central]
Lake 128 331 [Central]
La Plata 83 88 [Southwest]
Larimer 207 290 [North Central]
Las Animas 127 995 [Southeast]
Ouray 111 184 [Southwest]
Park 176 388 [Central]
Pueblo 103 793 [South Central]
Rio Grande 143 194 [South Central]
Routt [Northwest]
Saguache 83 232 [South Central]
San Juan 260 390 [Southwest]
Summit 94 190 [North Central]
Weld 548 562 [Northeast]
TOTAL 6,612 14,053

 

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A. The region is included in brackets by the editors.
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