Women's Electoral Rights - Selected Countries

Women's Electoral Rights - Selected Countries

COUNTRY

RIGHT TO VOTE

RIGHT TO SIT

FIRST WOMEN ELECTED

New Zealand

1893

1919

1933

Australia

1902

1902

1943

Finland

1906

1906

1907

Norway

1907/1913

1907/1913

1936

Denmark

1915

1915

1918

USSR

1915

-

-

United Kingdom

1918/1928*

1918

1918

Germany

1918

1918

1919

Czechoslovakia

1918

1918

1920

Netherlands

1919

1917

1918

Austria

1919

1919

1919

Canada

1919

1919

1921

United States

1920

-

-

France

1940

-

-

Italy

1945

-

-

* The UK did not grant all women over 21 the vote until 1928.

Source: http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Parlib/Members/women/womenintro.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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