New York gave women the right to vote on November 6, 1917.

New Yorkers march for women’s suffrage, May 6, 1912.

Many of the earliest prominent suffragists were New Yorkers: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Ernestine Rose and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, to name a few. However their efforts were most often rewarded with votes for women in Western states and territories, not in their own state, until New Yorkers extended voting rights to women in 1917, three years prior to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. New York was one of very few Eastern states to enfranchise women before the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified.

To learn when American women across the United States were enfranchised, before or after the Nineteenth Amendment, see When did women in your state get the right to vote?

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New York gave women the right to vote on November 6, 1917.