The question was raised in California exactly 100 years ago today in a Special Election. For eight months prior to California's landmark election, politically savvy women and men across the state campaigned for the passage of Senate Amendment 8. Thanks to progressive thinking men, the measure passed by 3,587, an average of one vote in each precinct in the state; proving one vote really matters. In 1896, when the amendment first appeared on the ballot it was defeated by 56 percent of voters. On October 10, 1911, California became the sixth state in the nation to enfranchise women; nine years before the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, granting women across the nation the right to vote. To learn more about the California Women Suffrage Centennial, visit the National Women's History Project at www.nwhp.org or www.californiasuffragecentennial.com.