Where did women get the right to vote for the first time?
Denmark granted women’s suffrage in 1915. Near the end of the First World war, Canada, Russia, Germany, and Poland also recognized women’s right to vote. Propertied British women over 30 had the vote in 1918, Dutch women in 1919, and American women won the vote on 26 August 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment.
UK Representation of the People Act 1918 – key dates
6 February 1918 – The Representation of the People Act is passed giving women aged over 30 and “of property” the vote
21 November 1918 – The Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act is passed and allows women to stand for Parliament
14 December 1918 – Women vote in a general election for the first time
1928 – The Equal Franchise Act is passed and all women aged over 21 can now vote
30 May 1929 – Women aged between 21 and 29 vote for the first time
These rare posters are held by Cambridge University Library. I assume that the posters, such as this one produced by the Artists’ Suffrage League, are now in the public domain. I’ve added a small gallery on the homepage of Geography Photos.