In August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. This August marks the centennial celebration of this amendment. We’re grateful for the crusaders of the women’s suffrage movement and the rights we have today. See below for resources on history and absentee voting!
To learn more about the Women’s Suffrage Movement, please see the resources below:
- Want one article to give you everything you need to know? Take a look here. Just like the intro says, “now might be a good time to learn something new about the women in the suffrage movement and the actual struggle for women’s suffrage, which started long before 1920 — and which has yet to end.”
- Watch this TED Talk to learn how the Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington in 1913 helped move the needle towards voting rights for women.
- Here is a short 19th Amendment history lesson from the History Channel with some interesting facts you may not have known. For example, did you know that the Movement began all the back in the 1840s? Take five minutes to find out more!
- Click here for a great overview of the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Moment in Virginia, along with links to virtual tours and online resources – travel through history without leaving your couch!
- For those of us with Little Leaguers, here is a wonderful overview of the Women’s Suffrage Movement from National Geographic Kids!
Below are some resources on absentee and early voting. Please feel free to share this wealth of knowledge within your sphere of influence—the period to begin absentee and early voting is just around the corner!
- USA.gov – Absentee and Early Voting
- Virginia Department of Elections – Absentee and Early Voting (This page includes a link to a directory to find details and contact information for your local voter registration office)
- Federal Voting Assistance Program – How to Vote Absentee in the Military
- Federal Voting Assistance Program – How to Vote Absentee as a Military Spouse or Family Member