A TIMELINE OF WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE

By Tim Lambert

1869 The Territory of Wyoming gives women the right to vote

1872 Victoria Woodhull is the first woman to run for president of the USA

1893 New Zealand is the first country in the world to allow women to vote in national elections. Men in Colorado, USA vote in a referendum to allow women to vote.

1896 In Idaho and Utah, USA women get the right to vote

1902 Women in Australia are allowed to vote in federal elections

1906 Women in Finland are allowed to vote

1907 Women in Finland are the first in the world to become MPs

1910 Women in Washington state, USA get the right to vote

1911 Women in California get the right to vote

1912 Women in Oregon, Arizona and Kansas get the right to vote

1913 All women in Norway are allowed to vote

1914 In the USA women in Montana and Nevada are allowed to vote

1915 Denmark gives women the right to vote in national elections

1917 Women in New York State are allowed to vote

1918 In Britain women over 30 are allowed to vote. Germany and Austria give women the right to vote. In the USA women in Oklahoma, Michigan and South Dakota are allowed to vote.

1919 Women in The Netherlands are allowed to vote

1920 In the USA all white women get the right to vote. (In some states African American women (and men) were prevented from voting till the Voting Rights Act 1965). Women in Albania are allowed to vote.

1921 Sweden gives all women the right to vote. Agnes MacPhail becomes the first woman Canadian MP.

1928 In Britain all women over 21 are allowed to vote the same as men

1929 Women in Ecuador are given the right to vote

1931 Spain gives women the right to vote. Sri Lanka allows women to vote.

1932 Brazil gives women the right to vote. So does Uruguay. Women in Thailand and the Maldives get the right to vote.

1933 In the USA Frances Perkins becomes the first woman appointed to a presidential cabinet. She was secretary of labor.

1934 Women in Turkey are allowed to vote in national elections. Women in Cuba are given the right to vote.

1937 In the Philippines women are given the right to vote

1942 Women in Dominican Republic get the vote

1944 France gives women the right to vote. So does Jamaica.

1945 Italy gives women the right to vote

1946 Women in Venezuela can vote. So can women in Guatemala. All women in Panama are allowed to vote. Women in Trinidad and Tobago are also given the vote as are women in Vietnam.

1947 Women in Malta can vote. Women are also given the right to vote in Argentina.

1949 Chile gives women the right to vote in national elections. Women in Costa Rica are given the right to vote.

1952 Greece gives women the right to vote. All women in Bolivia are allowed to vote.

1953 Women in Mexico are allowed to vote in national elections

1954 Women in Colombia are given the right to vote

1955 Peru gives women the right to vote. Women are also given the right to vote in Nicaragua and Honduras.

1956 Women in Egypt are allowed to vote

1957 Women in Malaysia are allowed to vote

1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the first woman prime minister of a country (Sri Lanka)

1961 Women in Paraguay are allowed to vote

1963 Women in Libya and Morocco are allowed to vote

1966 Indira Gandhi becomes the first woman prime minister of India

1971 Switzerland gives women the right to vote

1973 Isabel Peron becomes Vice president of Argentina

1974 Isabel Peron becomes president of Argentina after her husband's death in office. She is the first woman president in the world.

1980 Vigdis Finnbogadottir becomes the president of Iceland. She is the first elected woman president in the world.

2015 Women in Saudi Arabia are allowed to vote for the first time

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