Guernsey County Women's Suffrage Petition   Save
Guernsey County Women's Suffrage Petition
Description: This petition for women's suffrage, or the right to vote, was signed by citizens of Lore City in Guernsey County, Ohio. The form indicates that the person asking for signatures was paid one dollar by the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. Although Ohio women's suffrage supporters successfully petitioned to put women's suffrage on the 1914 ballot, the amendment was defeated in the September election. Not until June 16, 1919 did Ohio ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and extend to women the right to vote. This petition is part of an extensive collection held by the Ohio Historical Society of suffrage petitions from nearly every county in Ohio. It is four pages and measures 8.5" x 14" (21.59 x 35.56 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1462_1168419_001
Subjects: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Ohio Government; Suffrage; Women Suffrage
Places: Lore City (Ohio); Guernsey County (Ohio)