The Representation of the People Act (known also as the Fourth Reform Act) was passed in the United Kingdom. It was designed to reform the electoral system to include all men over twenty-one who could vote in the constituency where they were resident. And to include women over thirty years old if they were a member of a Local Government Register, or were married to a member, were a property owner or voting in a university constituency. Nova Scotia women were granted this right later that year. (Also see The Nova Scotia Franchise Act, April 26, 1918).