Image of the The Woman Citizen Monthly newsletter (Vol. 1 No. 1) published on February 15, 1905. The Woman Citizen Monthly newsletter was published monthly by the Rhode Island Woman Suffrage Association between 1905-1908.
To the Honorable the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island
We, the undersigned, women of
Rhode Island, would respectfully represent,
That, being law abiding citizens of
said State, we are denied the elective
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…