Why was World War I so important in getting women the right to vote
? It provided a critical backdrop for women to deliver their message.
In 1918, the Representation of the People Act was passed, giving women over the age of 30, and who owned a certain amount of property, the right to vote
. It would be a further 10 years until the vote was extended to all women.
"However, we are now in an inconsistent and unsustainable position where a 16-year-old living in Wales and Scotland can vote in local elections, yet they are denied the right to vote
in UK general elections.
The electoral tribunal agreed with the majority in Uruguay that "the right to vote
of the Uruguayan diaspora has constitutional status, and all that is needed is a law to regulate it."
There are at least 2.5 million of us who still have the right to vote
, but unfortunately only around 30,000 of those have so far registered.
The first International Women's Day held in the first decade of the last century was a day of and for working-class women who at the time did not have equal rights with men, did not have the right to vote
and together with other workers still had to fight for and win the eight-hour working day.
Whilst under the existing EU Treaties, member states are competent to determine who can benefit from the right to vote
in national elections, disenfranchisement practices can negatively affect EU free movement rights.
These countries - Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta and the United Kingdom - like all the other EU member states, are sovereign when it comes to laying down rules on the right to vote
in national elections, but "such practices risk making [those who move to another EU country] second class citizens," regrets Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding.
THE Supreme Court has dismissed two convicted murderers' claims that EU law gives them the right to vote
He said millions of Afghans lived in Pakistan, Iran, India, the US, and Europe, saying if resources were made available to them, they would grant overseas Afghan the right to vote
Chester tried four years ago to win the right to vote
When one considers that the right to vote
is a fundamental human right, it is unacceptable to deny the right to vote
to those who are already legally old enough to join the armed forces, consent to sexual relations, get married, work and pay income tax and national insurance.