Sunday, November 11, 2018

Women at the Polls--Now and Then

Before and since last Tuesday's election, there have been many commentaries about the impact of women voters on the outcome of races throughout the country. In New York, women won the vote in 1917, but woman suffrage didn't go into effect until 1918. The midterm election in 1918 was the first time the women of New York voted. This editorial, which appeared in the Columbia Republican for November 12, 1918, makes interesting observations about the women of Hudson as first-time voters on November 5, 1918, and their potential to change the character of politics. 


1 comment:

  1. The last line is a hoot-- "both parties will be led to name the best MEN they can..."