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.
Yes!: 43 votes (97.73%)
No, I'm 18 or older: 0 votes (0%)
No, I'm under 18: 1 votes (2.27%)
Total Votes: 44
Legal notice run in the Hartford Courant on multiple days in October 1920.
Headline from the Hartford Courant, August 26, 1920
Headline from the Hartford Courant, October 15, 1920
Headline from the Hartford Courant, October 17, 1920
Headline from the Hartford Courant, October 20, 1920
Connecticut Woman Suffrage Bulletin, March 1920 Hartford History Center collections
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