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New Mexico Celebrates: The Women's Vote

Celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage

Women Suffrage March


The City of Albuquerque, State of New Mexico and the League of Women Voters of New Mexico invite you to save the dates for the week of virtual celebrations: Tuesday, August 18 through Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Call for Photos

We want to see how you celebrate! Join New Mexico Villages, Towns, Cities, and Counties as we celebrate the Women's Vote Centennial together. Photos will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. women's vote and be shared online to commemorate the 2020 anniversary. 

Photo Ideas 

  • Wear white
  • Create signs and wear sashes that celebrate suffrage and/or encourage voting
  • Pose on your porch
  • Stage a march on your street while practicing social distancing
  • Wear a mask

Photo Guidelines

  • Submit hi-resolution photos in jpeg or png format
  • Photos must be no larger than 6MB and no smaller than 1500 pixels
  • Photos with visible logos or branded text, cartoon or video characters cannot be accepted
  • Submit no more than two photos

Submit your photos by July 31, 2020. Photo Submission Form.

Women's Virtual Celebration

The week-long celebration will conclude with a Zoom Party featuring special guests and women from all 33 New Mexico counties. More details coming soon.

History of the 19th Amendment

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to gain the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy. But on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified and on August 26, 1920 it was declared in effect. It declares that, “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." 

League of Women Voters of New Mexico  

The League of Women Voters has worked since 1920 to improve local, state and national government and strengthen our communities through citizen education and action.

The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan; it never supports or opposes candidates or political parties. The League does take action on issues of importance to its members and the community, after studying them in depth.

Election Information for New Mexico Voters

Consider voting absentee. Applying online makes things easier for your county clerk. 

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