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Type written instruction sheet given to Suffrage workers at the polls. "Workers must stand 100 feet from the polling booth. Each one must be provided with a good supply of 'suffrage cards' introducing the voter how to vote 'Yes' on woman suffrage. (These can be secured from Milwaukee Headquarters during the last week of the campaign.) Ask each voter VERY PLEASANTLY, if he will vote for equal suffrage. If he says 'yes' or seems friendly, hand him one of the cards. If he is opposed or is unfriendly, DO NOT HAND HIM A CARD, but say, still very pleasantly, 'Well, you won't vote against it, will you?' Remember to keep smiling and cheerful and not to get into any arguments. A pleasing impression or womanliness is what will count on Election Day. No badge of any kind should be worn by Election Day Workers except small suffrage badge or button. Wherever friendly local politicians advise it, there should be a watcher inside each booth, -- if possible a man and of course a strong friend of Equal Suffrage, - who will have an eye on our referendum and make sure that no 'crooked work' is attempted to defeat it."
Instructions for Suffrage Duty at the Polls on Election Day -SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT AND WOMEN'S HISTORY -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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