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A BILL Extending the right of suffrage to women; assessing a State capitation tax on certain women residents of Virginia; and prescribing the qualifications of women entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and all officers elective by the people, and the manner in which women may register and vote; also providing when this act shall take effect.
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A BILL Extending the right of suffrage to women; assessing a State capitation tax on certain women residents of Virginia; and prescribing the qualifications of women entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and all officers elective by the people, and the manner in which women may register and vote; also providing when this act shall take effect. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia, as follows: Sec. 1. In addition to the male persons who are may be qualified under the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia to vote for members of the General Assembly and all officers elective by the people, every female citizen of the United States, twenty-one years of age, who has been a resident of the State two years, of the county, city or town one year, and of the precinct is which she offers to vote thirty days next preceding the election in which she offers to vote thirty days next preceding the election in which she offers to vote, has been registered, and has paid her State poll taxes as hereinafter required, shall be entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and all officers elective by the people; but removal from one precinct to another in the same county, city or town shall not deprive any woman of her right to vote in the precinct from which she has moved, until the expiration of thirty days after such removal.

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A BILL Extending the right of suffrage to women; assessing a State capitation tax on certain women residents of Virginia; and prescribing the qualifications of women entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and all officers elective by the people, and the manner in which women may register and vote; also providing when this act shall take effect. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia, as follows: Sec. 1. In addition to the male persons who are may be qualified under the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia to vote for members of the General Assembly and all officers elective by the people, every female citizen of the United States, twenty-one years of age, who has been a resident of the State two years, of the county, city or town one year, and of the precinct is which she offers to vote thirty days next preceding the election in which she offers to vote thirty days next preceding the election in which she offers to vote, has been registered, and has paid her State poll taxes as hereinafter required, shall be entitled to vote for members of the General Assembly and all officers elective by the people; but removal from one precinct to another in the same county, city or town shall not deprive any woman of her right to vote in the precinct from which she has moved, until the expiration of thirty days after such removal.