LESSONS - More Info

Selected Suffrage Dates

©1996-2013
womeninworldhistory.com


  • 1776-1807 New Jersey (right temporarily given to propertied women)
  • 1838 Pitcairn Islands
  • 1839 Wyoming Territory
  • 1881 Isle of Man*
  • 1893 Colorado, Cook Islands, New Zealand
  • 1894 South Australia
  • 1896 Idaho, Utah
  • 1899 Western Australia
  • 1902 Australia (federal), New South Wales
  • 1903 Tasmania
  • 1905 Queensland
  • 1906 Finland
  • 1907 Norway*
  • 1908 Victoria
  • 1910 Washington State
  • 1911 California
  • 1912 Arizona, Kansas, Oregon
  • 1913 Alaska, Illinois*, Norway**
  • 1914 Montana, Nevada
  • 1915 Denmark, Iceland (women over 40)
  • 1916 Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan
  • 1917 Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Ontario, British Colombia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Canada*
  • 1918 Michigan, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas*, Austria, Canada*, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary*, Luxembourg, Poland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, United Kingdom*
  • 1919 Netherlands, Rhodesia*, Sweden
  • 1920 Belgium*, Iceland**, United States
  • 1922 Ireland
  • 1924 Mongolia
  • 1928 United Kingdom**
  • 1929 Ecuador*, Puerto Rico*
  • 1930 South Africa (whites only), Turkey
  • 1931 Spain (later revoked), Ceylon/Sri Lanka
  • 1932 Brazil, Thailand, Uruguay
  • 1933 Portugal*
  • 1934 Cuba
  • 1935 India*
  • 1937 Philippines
  • 1939 El Salvador
  • 1941 Indonesia
  • 1942 Dominican Republic
  • 1944 France, Jamaica
  • 1945 Bulgaria, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1946 Albania, Liberia*, Ecuador**, Malta, Portugal*, Romania, Yugoslavia
  • 1947 Argentina, Pakistan, Venezuela, China
  • 1948 Belgium**, Burma, Israel, South Korea
  • 1949 Chile, Costa Rica, Syria*, People's Republic of China, India"
  • 1950 Haiti
  • 1951 Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, other Caribbean islands, Sierra Leone
  • 1952 Bolivia, Greece
  • 1953 Lebanon, Mexico
  • 1954 Belize, Gold Coast/Ghana, Nigeria (East)*
  • 1955 Ethiopia, Honduras, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria (West)*, Peru
  • 1956 Egypt, Honduras
  • 1957 Colombia, Singapore
  • 1958 Iraq, Mauritius, Paraguay, Tanzania
  • 1959 Nepal, Nigeria (South)*
  • 1960 Central African Republic, Cyprus, Gambia, Canada
  • 1961 Rwanda, Somalia
  • 1962 Australia (Aborigines), Bahamas, Monaco
  • 1963 Iran, Kenya*, Mozambique
  • 1964 Afghanistan, Libya, Maldives, Sudan
  • 1965 Burundi
  • 1966 Fiji, Lesotho
  • 1967 Seychelles, Zaire
  • 1968 Nauru, Swaziland
  • 1971 Gilbert Islands/Kiribati, Switzerland
  • 1973 Syria**
  • 1975 Mozambique**, Nigeria (North)*, Papua New Guinea, Portugal**
  • 1976 Spain (reinstated)
  • 1978 Tuvalu
  • 1980 Cape Verde
  • 1984 Jordan, Liberia**, Liechtenstein
  • 1994 South Africa **
  • 2005 Kuwait: The franchise allowing women to vote passed in 2005. Women vote for Parliament members for first time in 2007.

The right to be elected is a second step. Women did not gain that right until 1952 in Greece, 1961 in El Salvador, 1974 in Jordan. Although women held office in Arizona for some time, only in 1988 did voters there remove a state requirement that their officeholders be male.

*subjected to conditions or restrictions (property, educational, marital or racial qualifications);

**restrictions lifted Suffrage in Australia, USA, and Canada awarded on state-by-state basis prior to 1902,1920, and 1960 respectively.

Selected dates for women's suffrage from Suffrage & Beyond: International Feminist Perspectives, edited by Caroline Daley & Melanie Nolan, Auckland and London (1994). Adapted by the International Museum of Women, San Francisco (2003)  www.imow.org


| Home Page | Lessons | Thematic Units | Biographies | Essays |
Reviews: | Curriculum | Books | Historical Mysteries |
| Q & A | ONLINE STORE | PDF FILE STORE
| About Us |
©1996-2013
Women in World History Curriculum