NZ Herald: Women outstrip men at the ballot box, starting after first Suffrage Day

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More than a century after New Zealand women won the vote, they continue to exercise the right more than men

Today is Suffrage Day, marking 124 years since the Governor, Lord Glasgow, approved the bill to allow virtually all women to vote.

In the general election held later that year, 1893, the voting turnout was 82 per cent of women on the electoral rolls and 70 per cent of men.

At the 2014 election, 76.1 per cent of women voted and 73.7 per cent of men, according to a study of 30,000 people on the rolls, by Professor Jack Vowles, of Victoria University, and colleagues.

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