Let Ohio Women Vote

Let Ohio Women Vote

This 1912 image created by Cornelia Cassady-Davis shows the Great Seal of the State of Ohio with the slogan "Let Ohio Women Vote."  The Ohio Woman Suffrage Association (OWSA) used this emblem on stationery all over Ohio campaigning for a state constitutional amendment for women's suffrage.

Congress passed the 19th Amendment in 1919.  On June 16, 1919, Ohio voted to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. In addition, the legislature also passed a bill ensuring Ohio women's right to vote in the upcoming presidential election in November 1920, in case the amendment was not in effect nationally by then. As it turned out, by August of 1920, 36 states (including Ohio) ratified the amendment and it became part of the U.S. Constitution, ensuring that the right to vote could not be denied based on sex.


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