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October 1920: Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage

Presented by the Hartford History Center

October 1920.  In the early 1900s, voter registration was only held in March and October of even numbered years.  A few hundred people would apply during each registration period. In August 1920, with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, women were eligible to vote for the first time in the upcoming Presidential election.  That October, thousands of Hartford women, whether single, married, or widowed; black or white; Jewish or Christian; housewives, stenographers, or undertakers; native born or foreign born, queued up at City Hall to register to exercise their newly acquired right. October 1920 will introduce you to some of these women and their stories. 


Are You Registered to Vote?
Yes!: 44 votes (91.67%)
No, I'm 18 or older: 0 votes (0%)
No, I'm under 18: 4 votes (8.33%)
Total Votes: 48

October 1920

Legal notice run in the Hartford Courant on multiple days in October 1920.

All Ready for Women Voters

Headline from the Hartford Courant, August 26, 1920

More Women Flock Befor[e] Registrars

Headline from the Hartford Courant, October 15, 1920

Extending Help to Women Voters

Headline from the Hartford Courant, October 17, 1920

17, 148 Voters Are Made in Hartford

Headline from the Hartford Courant, October 20, 1920


Connecticut Woman Suffrage Bulletin, March 1920
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Hartford Public Library and of the City of Hartford.

Funding for the Voter Registration Card Project was generously provided by:

Abraham Ford Jr.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Michael Howser

Janice Mathews

Anne E. McAloon

Brenda Miller and Pradeep Bajaj

Pomeroy-Brace Fund

Brenda Roggeveen

Gilda and David Roncari

Steven and Amy Saunders




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