Women’s Suffrage Amendment Law and Legal Definition

Women’s suffrage amendment refers to an amendment in the U.S. Constitution that inserted the provision for women’s suffrage in the constitution. Women’s suffrage is the right of women to vote and to run for office. This right was included in the U.S. Constitution through the Nineteenth Amendment of the constitution. This amendment was ratified in 1920 and from then women’s suffrage is granted as a right. The provision of the amendment as codified under USCS Const. Amend. 19, § 1 is read as:

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”.