This map shows the number of years that all women and men in each territory have had an equal right to vote. This is often termed ‘universal suffrage’ however this generally does not include the vote for children.
The first territory where all adults had the right to vote was New Zealand in 1893; followed by the Scandinavian territories of Finland in 1906, Norway in 1913 and Denmark in 1915. By 1994, almost all adults in 190 of the 200 territories could vote.
Territories as political units are changeable entities, some of the more recent dates of suffrage reflect the formation, independence or emancipation of a political unit.