The association originated from the local women's association Politisk Kvindeforening. In 1906, Københavns Kvindevalgretsforening was founded, and in 1907, the name was changed to Landsforbundet for Kvinders Valgret. It was founded by Elna Munch, Johanne Rambusch and Marie Hjelmer. From the start, Julie Arenholt was one of the most influential members. The organisation was founded in response to the women's suffrage work of Dansk Kvindesamfund, which was regarded too careful by the founders of the LKV. The LKV became a national wide organisation which united all the local branches of women suffrage organisations in Denmark and founded new ones. The organisation was dissolved when the goal was met in 1915.