California women won the right to vote, doubling the nation’s female voters, on October 10, 1911.

California women’s strategy of organizing in rural counties, where opposition was less organized, paid off for California women when rural counties carried the vote for women’s suffrage in 1911.  When California women won the right to vote on October 10, 1911, they doubled the nation’s female voters.

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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California women marching for women’s suffrage in 1908.

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  1. spunky says:

    It’s fascinating that the rural areas had so much power. This makes me rethink my small voice and what it means. Thank you for writing this!

California women won the right to vote, doubling the nation's female voters, on October 10, 1911.