as in suffrage
the right to formally express one's position or will in an election the Territory of Wyoming granted women the franchise in 1869, a full 51 years before the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote in all elections

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“Franchise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/franchise. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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