The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Oregon became the twenty-fifth state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution when during a special legislative session on January 12, 1920 both houses of the adopted House Joint Resolution 1. By August thirty-six states had ratified the amendment, giving women the right to vote nationwide.
Women gained the vote in Oregon in 1912, when ballot measure Number 1, the Equal Suffrage Amendment to the Oregon Constitution, was passed by 51.7% of the voters.
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