Maryland and the 19th Amendment
After decades of arguments for and against women's suffrage, Congress finally voted in favor of the 19th Amendment in 1919. This is called ratification. After Congress ratified the 19th Amendment, at least 36 states needed to vote in favor of it for it to become law.
On February 20, 1920, Maryland voted against the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. By August of 1920, 36 states ratified the amendment, giving women the right to vote -- including in Maryland.
On March 29, 1941 Maryland voted to ratify the 19th Amendment. The vote was not certified until February 25, 1958.
Last updated: August 6, 2018