Suffrage
Suffrage, political franchise, or simply franchise—distinct from other rights to vote—is the right to vote gained through the democratic process. The right to run for office is sometimes called candid...
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19th Amendment Adopted - Aug 26, 1920
America’s woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.
The Fight for Women’s Suffrage - Women’s History
On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy:...
Universal suffrage
Universal suffrage (also universal adult suffrage, general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of the right to vote to adult citizens (or subjects), though it may also mean extendin...
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Women's suffrage
Women's suffrage (also known as woman suffrage) is the right of women to vote and to stand for electoral office. Limited voting rights were gained by women in Sweden, Finland and some western U.S....
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Compulsory suffrage
Compulsory voting is a system in which electors are obliged to vote in elections or attend a polling place on voting day. If an eligible voter does not attend a polling place, he or she may be subject...
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Right of foreigners to vote
Suffrage, the right to vote in a particular country, generally derives from citizenship. In most countries, the right to vote is reserved to those who possess the citizenship of the country in questi...
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Voting rights of Australian Aboriginals
The voting rights of Australian Aborigines was an issue in the Australian colonies in the 1850s when responsible government came to the colonies and suffrage qualifications was being debated. Indigeno...
Suffrage in Japan
Although women's advocacy has been present in Japan since the 19th century, women's suffrage in Japan blossomed during the turbulent, 1920s, inter-war period. Whilst experiencing marked cultural uphea...
History of voting in New Zealand
Voting in New Zealand was introduced after colonisation by British settlers.
The first notable election held in the new colony was the election of the first Wellington Town council pursuant to the...
History of British society
The social history of England evidences many social changes over the centuries. These major social changes have affected England both internally and in its relationship with other nations. The themes...
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The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918
The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885–1918 was the result of centuries of development in different kinds of constituencies. The three Reform Acts of the nineteenth century brought abo...
Timeline of first women's suffrage in majority-Muslim countries
This timeline lists the dates of the first women's suffrage in majority-Muslim countries. Dates for the right to vote, suffrage, as distinct from the right to stand for election and hold office, are l...
Timeline of first women's suffrage in majority-Muslim countries - Wikipedia
Electoral reform in New Zealand
Electoral reform in New Zealand has, in recent years, become a political issue as major changes have been made to both Parliamentary and local government electoral systems.
All New Zealand electio...
19th Amendment Adopted - Aug 26, 1920
America’s woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.
19th Amendment Adopted - Aug 26, 1920
America’s woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements.
Youth suffrage
Youth suffrage, or children's suffrage, is the right of youth to vote and forms part of the broader youth rights movement. Until recently Iran had a voting age of 15; Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba,...
Suffrage in Australia
Suffrage in Australia refers to the right to vote (usually referred to as franchise) for people living in Australia, including all its six component states (before 1901 called colonies) and territorie...
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Voting gender gap
The voting gender gap is defined as the difference, typically in percentage, between men and women voters. This gap can occur even if both genders support the same candidate.
With the advent of w...
Elections in the Republic of Ireland
Ireland elects on national level a head of state — the president — and a legislature. The president is elected for a seven-year term by Irish citizens resident in the state (see below).Oireachtas Éi...
National Society for Women's Suffrage
The National Society for Women's Suffrage was the first national group in the United Kingdom to campaign for women's right to vote. Formed on 6 November 1867, by Lydia Becker, the organisation helped ...
National Society for Women's Suffrage - Wikipedia
Women Writers' Suffrage League
The Women Writers' Suffrage League (WWSL) was an organization in the United Kingdom formed in 1908 by Cicely Hamilton and Bessie Hatton.The organization stated that it wanted "to obtain the Parliament...
Canadian Women's Suffrage Association
The Canadian Women's Suffrage Association, originally called the Toronto Women's Literary Guild, was an organization based in Toronto, Canada, that fought for women's rights.The Toronto Women's Litera...
Canadian Women's Suffrage Association - Wikipedia