History of Suffrage in Colombia

Timeline created by Lucas Benitez
In History
  • PATRIA BOBA

    PATRIA BOBA
    1810--1816 only men who were married and had money could vote, they elected "Electores" who then would select the President, the Vice president and Senators. (Indirect Suffrage)
  • Great Colombia

    Great Colombia
    1819-1821 Only 21-year-old citizens who were married who had a useful occupation who were wealthy and who were men.
  • 1853 CONSTITUTION

    1853 CONSTITUTION
    The elderly married and men are considered citizens, the voters were eliminated since people could vote for the president, vice, etc. there was a "voter" who was a role to be able to vote, and in 1855 people used the ballot box being Mariano Ospina Rodriguez the first president elected by direct suffrage. (Actually for a moment in these years because of the constitution the women could vote but men in the families were not agreeing and a presidential order abolished it )
  • 1953-19...

    1953-19...
    In about 1953 they created an entity called the electoral office that belonged to the police and that expresses an electoral card. Then only until 1954 government allowed women to vote, but their first time voting was in 1957, that day every citizen with 21 years old could vote.
  • 1991 CONSTITUTION

    1991 CONSTITUTION
    The 1991 constitution says that anyone over 18 can vote(law created in 1975) unless they are military ,And it also lets Colombians elect their mayors and governors who were previously selected by the incumbent president.