1879The state of Massachusetts passed an act that allowed women to vote for School Committee members.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, State Events, Women's History

Nine unidentified women, possibly associated with Moorhouse family portraits, c. 1890s. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 15237
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The first woman who registered to vote was Mrs. Margaret Bennett of West Gloucester and the first vote by a female was cast by Sarah M. Johnson of 3 Pleasant Street.

Register of Women Voters 1879, Gloucester City Archives, CC33
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