Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Looking Back to 1916: Women Voting in Illinois

From the November 9, 2016, MidWeek (Dekalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

"With the first election, in which Illinois women take a really important part, but five days off, the dominant questions in the minds of the lady these days is, 'What do we vote for."

Even though women did not get the right to vote nationally until 1920 with the 19th Amendment, evidently Illinois, which was the first state to approve it, allowed women to vote in 1916.  I am not sure whether they could vote in national elections, but obviously they could in local and maybe even state elections.


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