Philippine women's suffrage plebiscite, 1937

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Philippine women's suffrage plebiscite, 1937
The Question of Woman Suffrage[1]
Votes  %
Yes 444,725 90.94%
No 44,307 9.06%
Total votes 492,032 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 572,130 86%

The issue concerning women's suffrage in the Philippines was settled in a special plebiscite held on April 30, 1937. Ninety percent of voters were in favor of the measure.

In compliance with the 1935 Constitution, the National Assembly passed a law which extended the right of suffrage to women, a right which still remains.

As mandated by Commonwealth Act No. 34, women who meets the same qualification for men voted in the plebiscite.[2][1]

86 percent of those who registered for the plebiscite made a vote. Those who registered comprises 29 percent of women voters eligible for the plebiscite.[3]

Plebiscite Results[edit]

Ratification Votes
YES 447,725
NO 44,307

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Commonwealth Act No. 34". Supra Source. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "1937 plebiscite". Presidential Museum and Library. Presidential Museum and Library. 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Casambre, Athena Lydia; Rood, Steven (7 March 2012). "Early Feminism in the Philippines". The Asia Foundation. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 

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