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October 1920: Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage

Presented by the Hartford History Center

Winning the right to vote wasn't the only hurdle. In Connecticut, both women and men had to be able to read, and there was a residency requirement. At the time, the voting age was 21. But could you ask a woman her age? The Corporation Counsel for the City ruled that yes, a woman had to swear under oath that she was at least 21. However, when the cards were written in October 1920, women's ages were not recorded. (Click image to view)

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