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Countries by Women's Suffrage

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1755-1769
Pasquale Paoli
This country was revoked in 1769 as the French took over.
Corsican Republic
1776 (1797)
 
A U.S. state whose constitution gave vote to all inhabitants who had a certain level of wealth. Women's rights were clarified in 1797.
New Jersey
1893
Kate Sheppard
The first self-governing colony in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.
New Zealand
1902
Henrietta Dugdale
The first country to allow women to stand for Parliament. However, Indigenous men and women were disqualified from voting.
Australia
1906
Mimmi Kanervo
First to grant complete universal suffrage, including for women and landless people.
Grand Duchy of Finland
1917
Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams
The first major world power to grant women the right to vote.
Russian Republic
1917 (1927)
Paulina Luisi
The first country in all of the Americas to grant women fully equal civil rights and universal suffrage (firstly exercised in 1927).
Uruguay
1918 (1922)
Louie Benett
In 1918, women at 30 with property or university qualifications could vote. Their rights were equalized after the separation in 1922.
Ireland
1918 (1928)
Emmeline Pankhurst
In 1918, women at 30 with property or university qualifications could vote. Their rights were equalized in 1928.
United Kingdom
1919
Ethel Tawse Jollie
Black males qualified for voting right in 1923, it is unclear when black women qualified for it.
Southern Rhodesia
1920
Carrie Chapman Catt
Nationally granted the voting right to white men and women in 1920. Universal suffrage wasn't adopted until 1965.
United States
1944
Nicolas de Condorcet
The author of the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791), Olympe de Gouges, was executed by guillotine.
France
1946
 
Universal suffrage was granted a year after the split from the following country, four years before their war.
North Korea
1948
 
Universal suffrage was granted three after the split from the country above, two years before their war.
South Korea
1947
Eva PerĂ³n
 
Argentina
1971 (1991)
 
1971 at federal level, 1991 at local canton level
Switzerland
(1985-1999), 2005-
Noureya Al-Saddani
All voters must have been citizens for at least 20 years.
Kuwait
2015
Wajeha Al-Huwaider
In 2011, women were admitted to both voting and candidacy in the 2015 municipal elections. Men can only vote in municipal elections as well.
Saudi Arabia
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