Women’s Right to Vote, Brought to You by the Initiative Process

Wed, Aug 26 2009 by Staff

Suffrage Petition


Today marks the 89th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.  On August 26th, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified by then Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.  The 19th Amendment prohibits the government from denying anyone the right to vote based on their sex; it gave women the right to vote.