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Franklin Adams, secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, wrote this pamphlet analyzing the votes cast during the April 1887 local election. This was the first election in which women in Kansas could vote in municipal elections, following the passage of a law by the Kansas Legislature in February 1887. These statistics were compiled from local newspaper reports of municipal elections and by members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, who contacted local election officials. The pamphlet contains voting information from over 200 Kansas towns and provides useful statistics including the total population of each town, the total number of voters, and the number of male and female citizens who exercised their right to vote.

Creator: Adams, F. G. (Franklin George), 1824-1899
Date: 1887

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This is one of the few sources that provides statistical data about the number of women who participated in this, their first municipal election. It could be grouped with anti-suffrage sources that claim women were not interested in voting and did not want to participate in the public sphere.

KS:7th:4.1:Women's Suffrage (2005)

Item Number: 206100
Call Number: K 324.3 Pam. v. 1 #5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 206100

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