Women and elections for 100 years

  • Statistical Series
  • 18 June 2015
  • Vol 100, Issue 22
  • ISSN: 1670-4746

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of women‘s right to vote and eligibility in parliamentary elections in Iceland. Women had already gained the right to vote and eligibility in municipal elections. In the beginning, the right to vote was restricted to women 40 years or older while men at the age of 25 were able to vote. In 1920 the franchise limits on women were abolished by law and women and men enjoyed the same legal voting rights thenceforth.

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