The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting American women the right to vote was ratified on August 18, 1920, and was signed into law on August 26, 1920.

The right to vote wasn't simply given, it was hard-won through many years of advocacy, struggle, and sacrifice.

BioForward CEO, Lisa Johnson, celebrates her right to vote!


Voting Resources

In 2020, over 120 million women are eligible to vote, yet historically just over half do so. Equality at the ballot box is only meaningful if we participate.


My Vote Wisconsin (State of Wisconsin Elections Commission)

  • Confirm or update your information
  • Find your polling place and learn what is on the ballot
  • Register to vote online, or request an absentee ballot

League of Women Voters

  • Find your elected officials
  • Advocate for voting rights
  • Support voter education

League of Women Voters of Dane County

  • Find information about voting procedures
  • Learn about candidates’ stances via the LWV Candidates Answers publication
  • Find information about ballot issues