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McTammany Voting Machine

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Title

McTammany Voting Machine

Description

Women voters would have used this machine to cast their first ballots. First used in the election of 1900, mechanical defects made voting returns inaccurate, and their use was subsequently banned in March of 1901. There was a repeal of this ban in November of 1901 which was made mandatory in April of 1905. Use was authorized again in 1906. This authorization was repealed again in April of 1921.

See also:
Report of the Committee on the Subject of an Extension of Suffrage, 1829

Records Created by Rhode Island. State Board of Elections

Creator

McTammany, John

Source

1995-449

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1901

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Citation

McTammany, John, "McTammany Voting Machine," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #313, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/313 (accessed November 24, 2014).