The Women Who Won Woman Suffrage Battle
Vineyard Gazette

Mrs. Guy W. Stantial and Mrs. Malcolm McBride, two Vineyard summer residents of long standing, are to be presented on a radio broadcast commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution, over WEEI on Thursday, Aug. 25. The broadcast will be entitled, The Women Who Won, and Mrs. Stantial and Mrs. McBride are two of those who helped achieve woman’s suffrage through this amendment.

Another of the women who won is Mrs. Rosa Roewer of Pigeon Cove, Rockport, who has been a visitor on the Vineyard recently.

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Women Cast Heavy In Keenly Contested Primaries
Vineyard Gazette

The vote of Martha’s Vineyard went for Joseph Walsh for congressman, Walter H. Renear for sheriff, and John W. Churchill for state senator in the three most keenly contested primaries Tuesday night. When the votes were counted, Mr. Renear was re-nominated by a large majority, Mr. Walsh had carried the island towns by 137, and Mr. Churchill was ahead in a close vote. Harold Winslow carried Gay Head and Chilmark in his contest with Mr. Walsh. Channing H. Cox became the Republican nominee with the island’s endorsement.

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First Woman to Vote
Vineyard Gazette
Mrs. Emma W. Terry, daughter of Ulysses E. Mayhew of West Tisbury, was the first woman to cast a vote at the primaries on Martha’s Vineyard.
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First Edgartown Woman to Vote for President
Vineyard Gazette
Mrs. Henry H. Jernegan was the first woman in Edgartown ever to cast a vote for the President of the United State. Mrs. Jernegan’s ballot dropped into the box when the polls opened Tuesday morning.
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Massachusetts Legislature
Vineyard Gazette

In the Senate, on the 20th inst., the bill authorizing Shaw Norris to build a wharf, was passed to be engrossed.

In the House, a remonstrance was presented from Daniel Butler, and others, of Edgartown, against the petition of Benj. Worth and others.

In the House, on the 21st inst., a petition was presented from John P. Norton, and others, of Dukes County, that women may be allowed to vote. Laid on the table.

In the House, on the 25th inst., the bill to incorporate the Cape Cod Marine Telegraph, passed to a third reading.

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Voter Registration Is Up as Island Prepares for Primary
Will Sennott
Early voting for the presidential primary election begins on Monday and town clerks around the Island report an increase in voter registration ahead of the closely watched race.
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Early Voting for Presidential Primary
Early voting for the March 3 presidential primary begins Feb. 24 on Island and continues through Feb. 28 at the following sites:
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National Campaign Video Conceived on Martha's Vineyard
Holly Pretsky

A new political advertisement born on the Vineyard features eight female Democratic candidates running in congressional races across the nation.

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As Election Day Approaches, Early Voting Is Popular
Landry Harlan

Early voting is underway and hundreds of Islanders have already cast ballots with less than two weeks to go until the Nov. 6 election.

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As Midterm Elections Approach, Island Sees Rise in Voter Registrations
Noah Asimow

It’s an even-numbered year and midterm election season has arrived in Dukes County as well as around the country.

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