In Kansas in 1887, the first year women could vote in local elections, Susannah Salter was elected the first U.S. woman mayor (of the town of Argonia).
In Colorado in 1894, a year after women won the right to vote, three women, Clara Clessingham, Carrie Holly, and Frances Clock, were elected the first female state representatives.
In Utah in 1896, Martha Hughes Cannon was elected the first woman state senator when women regained the vote there. In Kansas, women were allowed to vote in school elections in 1861.
Women in Michigan and Missouri gained this limited vote in 1875, followed by Massachusetts women in 1879 and New York women in 1880.