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"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

2020 marks the 100th year of the passing of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's right to vote.

To celebrate this extraordinary anniversary, the Tioga County Women's Suffrage Committee has organized a series of activities for the month of August, the month the Amendment was ratified by the states in 1920. 

A Message about Women's Suffrage from Emma Sedore


Emma has been the Tioga County Historian for 19 years and has a particular interest in the stories of women who shaped the history of Tioga County, NY. She has given many talks on this subject and helped lead the Tioga County Women’s Suffrage Committee when we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State in 2017, as well as this year when we are celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment at the Federal level. 

Events and Activities in 2020

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March 2020 - Women's History Month

August 2020 - Anniversary of the Ratification Vote

Women's Voices, Women's Lives
Arts Council Podcast Series

Watch the Tioga County Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote here.


Here are a few ways you can participate in the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage.

Practice voting at ballot boxes throughout the county!


Find a Shero Ballot Box and "vote" for your favorite Shero (female hero). It can be someone well-known someone in your personal life. We will publish the Sheros on this website when we collect ballots. You can find Ballot Boxes at Black Cat Gallery, Hemp Geek OwegoLas Chicas Taqueria, the Dugan House RestaurantTioga Arts Council, Katie's Kreations, Lily Style Loft, Owego Kitchen, Early Owego Antique Center, The Tioga Visitor Center and Hair Designs in Owego.


Get Some Suffrage Swag!


Black Cat Gallery in Owego has artwork and other items inspired by the Women's Suffrage Movement and female leaders of today from local artists. From Mugs and Black Cat Gallery is open Mon - Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. -  6 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 214 Front Street.


Learn about the Women's

Suffrage Movement! 


Riverow Bookshop in Owego has a great selection of books about Women's Suffrage and Women's Rights pioneers for all ages, including books about Esther McQuigg Morris and Belva Lockwood, former Tioga County residents. Riverow is open by appointment, so call during normal business hours. 607-687-4094

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Support a Woman Owned Business! There are a LOT of Woman Owned Businesses in Tioga County! Look for this sign in the window and support them with your patronage, like and share their social media, or leave them a positive review.

Buy a flag to display at your home or business! Flags are available for purchase at Hemp Geek of Owego (44 Lake Street / 607-644-6819) for $6. 

The First One Hundred
an original song by Daphne Braden
Original Artwork by Cady Tinney
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