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Women and the vote
« on: Friday 19 January 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi I wonder if anyone can help with a point on the vote for women. My understanding is that women got the vote in 1918. However I discovered a female ancestor in the Glasgow 1913 Register of Voters. How can this be? Thank you in advance.

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Re: Women and the vote
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 January 18 17:16 GMT (UK) »
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In 1900, Scottish women didn't have full voting rights. They could vote in local council elections, but they couldn't vote for Members of Parliament
http://www.scan.org.uk/education/suffrage/movie.html



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Re: Women and the vote
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 January 18 17:18 GMT (UK) »
The Municipal Franchise Act 1869  allowed single women who payed local rates on property they owned/occupied the vote

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Re: Women and the vote
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 January 18 17:24 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both for your quick and informative replies.