Today is election day! I’m a permanent absentee voter, so I cast my ballot two weeks ago. My state provides a way to check to see if my ballot has been received–and it has!
I’m one of a long line of women voters from my family. I have distant relatives who fought for the right and some of them were some of the first women to register when California granted the right to vote to women in 1911.
As this is election day, I thought I would share an article I wrote a while back about my female ancestors and finding them in the California voting roles. It makes me proud to know that my female relatives took voting seriously and that they exercised the right that was fought for so bitterly in this country.
Enjoy…and remember to vote today! Your Great Grandma will be proud!
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com