Heritage Center celebrates 100 years since ND house passed legislation allowing women to vote

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Heritage Center celebrated a milestone Sunday afternoon. The North Dakota Women's Suffrage Centennial recognized 100 years since the house passed legislation allowing women to vote and encouraging voting in general.

"One of how goals, as a committee, is to encourage people to not let anything get in the way, but to get out and vote, when they have an opportunity," said NDWSCC co-chair, Barbara Handy-Marchello.

North Dakota was the 20th state of out 36 needed to propose an amendment to the constitution. In wasn't until August 1920, that Congress ratified the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote.