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Centenary of women's suffrage

This is a big year for democracy. 2018 marks 100 years since Representation of the People Act, giving some women the right to vote for the first time, 100 years since the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act and 90 years since the Equal Franchise Act.

We are encouraging people to get involved by sharing our video, hosting an EqualiTea and celebrating your right to vote.

On the centenary of women’s suffrage, ensure you can exercise your right.

Register to vote now: gov.uk/register-to-vote

EqualiTeas – 18 June to 2 July

Logo for the UK Parliament's EqualiTeas initiative

We’re an official partner with EqualiTeas – a UK-wide celebration of our democratic equality marking 90 years since the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928, when all people were given the right to vote on an equal basis.

Get involved

We're asking you to hold an EqualiTeas over a cup of your favourite brew and have a chat about what equality means. How you take part is entirely up to you. There's no limit to what you can do. There are ideas and resources, as well as a free host pack, over on EqualiTeas.

#100years

February marked #100years since some women were given the right to vote.

Now, in 2018, we have a simple message: There should be no barriers to any woman exercising her right to vote.

Share this video to show your support.


I vote

We’re encouraging women across the UK to celebrate using their right by posting pictures of them saying ‘I vote’.

Simply download the signs below, print them off, capture your picture and then share your photos on social media with the hashtag #Vote100.

‘I vote’ sign – English (PDF)

‘I vote’ sign – Welsh (PDF)

Woman holding up the 'I vote' signWoman holding up the Welsh 'I vote' signWoman holding up the 'I vote' sign