When was everyone allowed to vote?
These extensions state that voting rights cannot be denied or abridged based on the following: "Race, color, or previous condition of servitude" (15th Amendment, 1870) "On account of sex" (19th Amendment, 1920) "By reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax" for federal elections (24th Amendment, 1964)
The minimum age is 16 in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey (three self-governing British Crown Dependencies). People aged 16–18 can vote in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro if employed. The highest minimum voting age is 21 in several nations.
- The Sixty-first Amendment' of the Constitution of India, officially known as The Constitution (Sixty-first Amendment) Act, 1988, lowered the voting age of elections to the Lok Sabha and to the Legislative Assemblies of States from 21 years to 18 years.
- 18 years
- Japan: Voting Age Lowered from 20 to 18. (June 24, 2015) The Public Office Election Law was amended by Japan's legislature and promulgated on June 19, 2015 (Act No. 43 of 2015, text of the bill, House of Representatives website (in Japanese)). The amendment lowers the voting age from 20 to 18 years of age.
But by the close of the century the issue of the vote became the focus of women's struggle for equality. The movement to gain votes for women had two wings, the suffragists and the suffragettes. The suffragists had their origins in the mid nineteenth century, while the suffragettes came into being in 1903.
- If you want to know the basics of women's suffrage, you'll want to know about these ten and their contributions.
- Susan B. Anthony. Susan B.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. (
- Alice Paul. Alice Paul. (
- Emmeline Pankhurst.
- Carrie Chapman Catt.
- Lucy Stone.
- Lucretia Mott.
- Millicent Garrett Fawcett.
- Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.
- Woman Suffrage Timeline (1840-1920) Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are barred from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London. This prompts them to hold a Women's Convention in the US. Seneca Falls, New York is the location for the first Women's Rights Convention.
Updated: 2nd October 2019