Women's Right To Vote

Middle East, North Africa and Greater Arabia

Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen)

Women's Right To Vote

A Timespace showing the evolution of women's right to vote around the world. Cover image by Giacomo Ferroni. Under construction!

Switzerland Finland Norway: women allowed to vote in special cases Denmark: women allowed to vote in municipal elections Portugal: Carolina Beatriz Ângelo becomes the first woman to vote Norway: all restrictions lifted Denmark: women allowed to vote in national elections Iceland: women of a certain age allowed to vote Netherlands: women allowed to stand for elections, but still can't vote Estonia Russia Hungary: limited suffrage Ireland: women over 30 years allowed to vote and stand for election Austria Latvia: women allowed to vote Georgia Poland Germany Belarus Ukraine Netherlands Belgium: limited women suffrage Luxembourg Netherlands: women allowed to vote Slovakia Albania Czech Republic Slovenia: women allowed to vote in municipal elections Armenia Belgium: women allowed to stand for election, with restrictions Lithuania Great Britain: universal suffrage Ireland: universal suffrage Romania: women have restricted voting rights Great Britain: with age restriction (over 30 years old) Portugal: women are allowed to vote Spain: women allowed to stand for election Spain: women allowed to vote France Bulgaria Italy: women can vote, but their right to be elected was limited Slovenia Croatia Romania: all restrictions lifted Macedonia Malta Belgium: universal suffrage Bosnia and Herzegovina Greece: full suffrage San Marino: women allowed to vote Cyprus Monaco Andorra: women allowed to vote Switzerland: women are first allowed to vote on federal elections San Marino: women allowed to stand for election Portugal: universal suffrage Moldova Liechtenstein: referendum grants women right to vote
Afghanistan: women are denied many rights under Taleban rule Afghanistan: women are denied many rights under Taleban rule Afghanistan: women are denied many rights under Taleban rule Afghanistan: women are denied many rights under Taleban rule Azerbaijan: women over 20 are allowed to vote and stand for election Afghanistan: the country becomes independent and women are allowed to vote Afghanistan: return to Sharia Law Turkey: women allowed to vote in local elections Turkey: women allowed to stand for election and vote in national elections Pakistan: independence from the British Syria: women allowed to vote Israel: Women’s Equal Rights Law Lebanon Syria: women allowed to stand for election Somalia Egypt: new constitution affirms gender equality in electoral rights Tunisia: municipal elections Tunisia: all elections Algeria Libya Morocco Iran Afghanistan: new constitution allows women to vote and run for office
Yemen (People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen)
Yemen (Arab Republic of Yemen) Jordan: women allowed to vote Iraq: women are granted the right to vote and run for office Kuwait: voting is first introduced in the country and women have the right to vote Jordan: women exercise their right to vote for the first time Oman: first Gulf State to allow women to vote Afghanistan: women are denied many rights under Taleban rule Qatar Bahrain: women vote for the first time Oman: universal suffrage is granted Afghanistan: women allowed to vote by the most recent constitution Kuwait: 1999 ban on women's suffrage is lifted UAE: 1,163 women allowed to vote in the country's first ever election Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah lifts ban on women's vote Saudi Arabia: first election that allows women to vote