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In 1908, William P. Sheffield of Newport won the election for the 1st Congressional district by 9 votes over Daniel L.D. Granger of Providence.

Voter information booklets or handbooks are produced by the Department of State to inform the voter as to ballot questions and voting mechanics.

Drawing of voter machine layout from a voter information handbook showing the new Shoup mechanical voting machines.

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

The undersigned having been appointed
by the freemen of said State, in the manner directed by the
Legislature thereof Electors of President and Vice President of the
United States, a certificate…

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