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I saw recently in the Journal-World that women in Lawrence were allowed to vote 100 years ago, and that's 1907. I would like to know when women were given the right to vote - what year and date - in Kansas.

According to the Kansas State Historical Society's Web site, women in Kansas had some voting rights even before Kansas was declared a state. In 1859, under the Wyandotte Constitution, women could participate in school district elections and own property. When Kansas became a state in 1861, those rights remained. By 1887, women could vote in municipal elections. In 1912, women in Kansas won the right to vote in national and state elections, eight years before most other women in the nation could under the 19th Amendment.


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