New Zealeand was the first country to allow women to vote (1893), which the King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote in 2011. The United States finally began allowing women to vote in 1920, after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
|1918||Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia|
|1947||Argentina, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan|
|2006||United Arab Emirates|
NOTES: *Australia women, with the exception of aboriginal women, won the vote in 1902. Aborigines, male and female, did not have the right to vote until 1962.
**Canadian women, with the exception of Canadian First Nation women, won the vote in 1917. Canadian First Nation, male and female, did not win the vote until 1960.Source: The New York Times, May 22, 2005.