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see ballotballot,
means of voting for candidates for office. The choice may be indicated on or by the ballot forms themselves—e.g., colored balls (hence the term ballot, which is derived from the Italian ballotta,
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; electionelection,
choosing a candidate for office in an organization by the vote of those enfranchised to cast a ballot. General History

In ancient Greek democracies (e.g., Athens) public officials were occasionally elected but more often were chosen by lot.
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; franchisefranchise,
in government, a right specifically conferred on a group or individual by a government, especially the privilege conferred by a municipality on a corporation of operating public utilities, such as electricity, telephone, and bus services.
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; votingvoting,
method of registering collective approval or disapproval of a person or a proposal. The term generally refers to the process by which citizens choose candidates for public office or decide political questions submitted to them.
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; woman suffragewoman suffrage,
the right of women to vote. Throughout the latter part of the 19th cent. the issue of women's voting rights was an important phase of feminism. In the United States

It was first seriously proposed in the United States at Seneca Falls, N.Y.
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the right to vote in elections.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000


1. the right to vote, esp in public elections; franchise
2. the exercise of such a right; casting a vote
3. a supporting vote
4. a prayer, esp a short intercessory prayer
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wanted to "introduc[e] woman suffrage first as a tentative measure,
Kay Shelton Kozak, an instructor of anthropology at Kishwaukee College, will present "The Women's Suffrage Movement and Good Roads Movement in Illinois" at 7 p.m.
One location listed is The Queen's Cinema, where a showing of the film A Militant Suffragette starring Danish film actress Asta Nielsen was disrupted in February 1914 by a group of suffrage supporters.
While both sides of the suffrage battle embraced this new cultural form, anti-suffrage postcards gained far greater exposure than their pro-suffrage counterparts, because they tapped into the key qualities of the commercial postcard culture: vibrant imagery and irreverent, misogynistic humour.
This is achievable within an overarching instructional goal that challenges students to become "information experts" on a historical figure from the women's suffrage movement or on how the movement unfolded in a particular state.
The introduction invites us to imagine suffrage as a series of concentric circles.
The history of the suffrage movement tends to focus on the contributions of white, middle- and upper-class women in urban centres, such as Toronto's Flora McDonald Denison.
The contributors also explore the reasons why certain events and leaders of the suffrage movement have been remembered over others, the obstacles that black women faced when organizing with white suffragists and the subsequent founding of black women's suffrage groups, the foundations of the violent antisuffrage movement, and the ways suffragists held up American women physicians who served in France during World War I as exemplary citizens, deserving the right to vote.
Fellow actor Betty Valencia, who plays Doctor Green and Mary Richardson, added: "Dr Green is taking part in the suffrage movement from a place of privilege; she's had the opportunity to study.
Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, the National Woman's Party, the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and others.