For the first time, women in Saudi Arabia have been able to register to vote in the country’s municipal elections which takes place in December but to date, there have been just sixteen women who have registered in three governorates. Officials say that this is due to lack of awareness and logistical difficulties, and many hope to see greater numbers as the deadline draws near and word spreads throughout the country.
It is reported that there are as many as 80 women who are expected to run in the country’s various administrative provinces. Many hope this will lead to an increase in visibility to the suffrage movement.
Vice News takes a look at the ever-evolving story —