Saudi Women Tweet Themselves Voting for the First Time

By Thea Voutiritsas

In this recent historic election, 130,000 women registered to vote for the first time. 978 women ran as candidates. At least 20 women won municipal council seats. Women began posting their photos, sharing the moment they dropped the ballot into the box. Women of all ages were photographed, and many even brought their children along to witness the historic moment.