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Understood, but the nineteenth amendment wasn't ratified until the summer of 1920.
It was a similar situation for racial suffrage granted by the 15th amendment because a number of states had already granted former slaves and others the right to vote.
It might be interesting to compare "suffrage" (right to vote and hold office) to naturalization. Naturalization of foreign immigrants and migrants was passed in 1790. It set some minimum rules for duration of residency and a declaration of loyalty in court. Gradually, Naturalization evolved to today's process under the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.