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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.


Certificate of Election of Claiborne deB. Pell of Newport indicating election to the United State Senate for a six-year term.


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


Image of the Election Day Parade in Newport, 1900.


R.I. Women For Notte
Johnny Notte's R.I. Johnny Cake Recipe

1 Cup of Johnny Cake Meal
1 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of Sugar

Add 1 cup of boiling water (Mix - let stand for 15 minutes)

Thin with whole milk to suitable consistency - Drop…


It provides a panel of levers that that represent the choices available to the voter. To place vote, the voter snaps the lever into place. The machine keeps a tally of how many times each lever is chosen.


Image of President Harry S. Truman addressing crowd at Providence City Hall on October 28, 1948.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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…

Virtual Exhibits