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Image of the Shoup Lever Voting Machine made by Shoup Voting Machines Company. The Shoup machine is a free-standing booth with privacy curtain. It provides a panel of levers that that represent the choices available to the voter. To place vote,…


A Rhode Island Republican voting proxy ticket from 1826. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Republican voting proxy ticket from 1824. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Democratic Republican Farmers' voting proxy ticket from 1837. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island People's voting proxy ticket from 1830. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Liberal voting proxy ticket from 1839. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Democratic Republican Farmer's voting proxy ticket from 1839. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A National Republican Convention voting proxy ticket from 1830. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Anti-Masonic voting proxy ticket from 1832. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Anti-Masonic voting proxy ticket from 1830. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


The Providence Journal
Providence, Rhode Island, Wednesday, November 9, 1960

[Headline] Kennedy Elected, R.I. Plurality 112,336; Pell Wins by 153,929, Notte by 54,557; Fogarty, St. Germain Congress Victors

[Article Title] Sweep by Kennedy Is…


Image of California Governor Ronald Reagan and Rhode Island Governor John H. Chafee, Lt. Governor Joseph H. O’Donnell and Attorney General Herbert F. DeSimone, c. 1968