State Returning Board records, 1901-1935 | State Archives Catalog
These records document the actions of the State Returning Board from 1901-1935. Records include minutes of the board from 1901-1935 (C#167) , a record of qualified electors from 1900-1935 (C#173), and manuals of election laws for use of moderators, wardens, clerks and supervisors from 1901-1936.
The minutes of the board include tabulations of votes or votes cast for elections of general officers, members of the general assembly and Congressional offices. The record of qualified electors includes the name of municipality, voting district number, number of voters, number of voting shelves and number of ballots. Beginning in 1920, the number of male and female voters and the number of votes are recorded. Entries are arranged by year, month and date and alphabetical by municipality and numerical by ward/district number therein. The manual of election laws are publications of compilations of Rhode Island General Laws as they relate to the dutes of moderators, wardens, clerks and supervisors at state elections. Manuals for 1930, 1932 and 1936 were prepared by the Department of State.