First Woman To Vote

In County

Source: Osceola Sentinel, 28 October 1920, pg. 1.

Mary Osmond, who is confined to her room at the Osceola Sanitarium, as the result of a severe attack of bronchial asthma, last Monday cast the first vote that was ever cast in a general election by a woman in Clarke county. On account of her illness Miss Osmond made an applicaton for an absent voter's ballot and filed the same with the county auditor Monday, October 25, 1920. This vote will be taken to the polls in the third ward next Tuesday and placed in the ballot box by the proper authorities. This is an event that Miss Osmond has looked forward to for many years and it afforded her much pleasure to have the privilege of voting even by means of an absent voter's ballot.