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Otto von Bismarck introduced voting rights for men in the North German Alliance. By 1871 every man in the Deutsche Reich had voting rights. It is to be considered that in 1871 34% of the male population was under the age of 15. Voting age was 25 years. Therefore, only about 20% of all men were voting in 1871. After WWI women were allowed to vote starting in January 1919. Special provisions like the "Dreiklassenwahlrecht" (influential voters) which existed in Prussia were abolished.

Some voting registers are available for Sachsen Coburg through Familysearch, catalog, keyword search: Wählerliste. Films can be ordered through the Family History Center network.


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