Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Chronology of female suffrage

1788 United States (to stand for election)

1893 New Zealand (to vote)

1902 Australia

1906 Finland

1907 Norway (to stand for election)

1913 Norway  

1915 Denmark, Iceland

1917 Canada (to vote) , Netherlands to stand for elections

1918 Austria, Canada (to vote), Estonia, Georgia , Germany, Ireland , Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Russian Federation, United Kingdom

1919 Belarus, Belgium (to vote), Luxembourg, Netherlands (to vote), New Zealand (to stand for election), Sweden , Ukraine

1920 Albania, Canada (to stand for election) , Czech Republic, Slovakia, United States (to vote)

1921 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium (to stand for election) , Georgia  , Lithuania, Sweden 

1924 Kazakstan , Mongolia, Sta. Lucia, Tajikistan

1927 Turkmenistan

1928 Ireland, United Kingdom 

1929 Ecuador, Romania

1930 South Africa (Whites), Turkey (to vote)

1931 Chile , Portugal , Spain, Sri Lanka

1932 Maldives, Thailand, Uruguay

1934 Brazil, Cuba, Portugal , Turkey (to stand for election)

1935 Myanmar (to vote)

1937 Philippines

1938 Bolivia , Uzbekistan

1939 El Salvador (to vote)

1941 Panama

1942 Dominican Republic

1944 Bulgaria, France, Jamaica

1945 Croatia, Guyana (to stand for election), Indonesia, Italy, Japan , Senegal, Slovenia, Togo

1946 Cameroon, North Korea, Djibouti (to vote), Guatemala, Liberia, Myanmar (to stand for election), Panama  , Romania  , Macedonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yugoslavia

1947 Argentina, Japan  , Malta, Mexico (to vote), Pakistan, Singapore

1948 Belgium  , Israel, Niger, South Korea, Seychelles, Suriname

1949 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile  , China, Costa Rica, Syria (to vote)

1950 Barbados, Canada (to vote)  , Haiti, India

1951 Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Nepal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

1952 Bolivia  , Cote d’Ivoire, Greece, Lebanon

1953 Bhutan, Guyana (to vote), Hungary (to vote), Mexico (to stand for election), Syria 

1954 Belize, Colombia, Ghana

1955 Cambodia, Eritrea (?), Ethiopia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru

1956 Benin, Comoros, Egypt, Gabon, Mali, Mauritius, Somalia

1957 Malaysia, Zimbabwe(to vote) 

1958 Burkina Faso,Chad, Guinea, Hungary (to stand for election), Lao PDR, Nigeria (?)

1959 Madagascar, San Marino (to vote), Tunisia, Tanzania

1960 Canada (to stand for election)  , Cyprus, Gambia, Tonga

1961 Bahamas , Burundi, El Salvador (to stand for election), Malawi, Mauritania, Paraguay, Rwanda, Sierra Leone

1962 Algeria, Australia  , Monaco, Uganda, Zambia

1963 Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Iran, Kenya, Morocco, Papua New Guinea (to stand for election) (?)

1964 Bahamas  , Libya, Papua New Guinea (to vote), Sudan

1965 Afghanistan, Botswana, Lesotho

1967 Ecuador, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Yemen PDR, Congo (to vote)

1968 Nauru, Swaziland

1970 Andorra (to vote), Yemen (Arab Republic), Congo (to stand for election)

1971 Switzerland
 
1972 Bangladesh

1973 Andorra (to stand for election), Bahrain (right recognized?), San Marino (to stand for election)

1974 Jordan, Solomon Islands

1975 Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Vanuatu

1976 Portugal 

1977 Guinea Bissau

1978 Moldova , Zimbabwe (to stand for election)

1979 Marshall Islands (?), Micronesia, Palau

1980 Iraq, Vanuatu 

1984 Liechtenstein, South Africa (Coloureds + Indians)

1986 Central African Republic, Djibouti (to stand for election)

1989 Namibia

1990 Samoa

1994 Kazakstan, Moldova , South Africa (blacks)