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Ellen Martin and 14 Other Women Managed to Legally Vote in Illinois in 1891, Even Though Illinois Law Didn’t Allow Women to Vote

Ellen Martin and 14 Other Women Managed to Legally Vote in Illinois in 1891, Even Though Illinois Law Didn’t Allow Women to Vote

Daven Hiskey June 5, 2012 0

In 1891, Ellen Martin was the first woman to be able to vote in Lombard, Illinois.  She noticed that the Lombard charter on who could vote didn’t mention gender.  This charter superseded Illinois law

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