FLORIDA HISTORY: Florida Ratifies 19th Amendment In 1969, Granting Women Right To Vote

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Florida did not ratified 19th amendment in 1919

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On May 13, 1969, the Florida Legislature symbolically ratified the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote on this date. (Florida state archives image)

(MyFloridaHistory.com) – On May 13, 1969, the Florida Legislature symbolically ratified the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

Although Florida was not one of the states that moved to ratify the 19th amendment back in 1919/1920, the state did pass a law granting all residents suffrage in 1921.

Senate Concurrent Resolution No.1172 was passed easily by the State House and Senate and was signed by Governor Claude Kirk on May 22.

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On May 13, 1969, the Florida Legislature symbolically ratified the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote on this date.


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