125 Years of Women's Suffrage

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

When the Governor, Lord Glasgow, signed the Electoral Act into law on 19 September 1893, New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. On 28 November that year, New Zealand women went to the polls for the first time in the 1893 General Election.

  • Suffrage 125 Videos

    The Electoral Commission is marking Suffrage 125 with a series of videos that celebrate the suffragists’ achievements 125 years ago and explore the meaning of suffrage today.

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