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The Danish Parliament

Historical data on women

Data on women’s right to vote and to stand for election, the date at which the first woman entered parliament, and female Heads of State or Government

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1908
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1908
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Tax paying women and at least 25 years old
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Universal suffrage was granted on a local level in 1908.
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1915
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
The right to vote was established in the Constitution of 1915 but was only entered into force after World War One in 1918
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1908
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
Local
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1908
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Tax paying women and at least 25 years old
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1915
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
As explained in Suffrage, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election in 1915, a right that came only came to power after World War I in 1918. First women were elected to parliament in 1918.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1918
Notes