1946 Liberian constitutional referendum

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A constitutional referendum was held in Liberia on 7 May 1946.[1] The change to the constitution was approved in the Legislature in December 1945, and would grant women the right to vote.[1] It was approved by voters and came into force on 10 December 1946.[1]

Constitutional change[edit]

The proposed change would be to Chapter I, article 11, section one.[1]

Original text New text
All elections shall be by ballot and every male citizen, of twenty-one years of age, possessing real estate, shall have the right of suffrage All elections shall be by ballot and every citizen (male and female), of twenty-one years of age, possessing real estate, shall have the right of suffrage

A two-thirds majority in the vote was necessary for the changes to be approved.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Liberia, 7 May 1946: Women's suffrage Direct Democracy (in German)