Womens Suffrage

Events

Ecuador

1929

First country in South American to grant woman suffrage.

Uruguay

1932

Brazil

Approx. 1934

El Salvador

1939

Panama

1941

A 1941 electoral law granted a limited franchise to women (to vote for and be elected to provincial bodies) if they held a university degree or had completed vocational raining, a teacher’s college, or secondary schooling. Full political rights were granted to women in 1946

Guatemala

1946

Venezuela

March 28th, 1946

Argentina

1947

Suriname

1948

Chile

1949

*Right to vote/stand for election in “municipal elections”

Costa Rica

1949

Bolivia

1952

Right to vote extended to “literate women and those with a certain level of income”.

Guyana

1953

Belize

March 25th, 1954

Colombia

August 25th, 1954

Nicaragua

April 21st, 1955

Peru

September 7th, 1955

Paraguay

1961