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Sep 30

Sally Sunflower Voting Guides, 1982-1986

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 2:16 PM by Bill Sowers

Do you remember Sally Sunflower?

Sally Sunflower
Sally Sunflower promoted voter registration and voting in Kansas during the 1980s. The Kansas Secretary of State sent Sally out across the state urging people to exercise their right to participate in the democratic process.

Sally was perky and cute. But she was also multilingual and a wealth of information on how/where to register to vote, voting laws, and the voting process in Kansas.

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She was also concerned about access to the ballot box for everyone and freely gave out information on voting options for anyone who might have problems with registration or voting.

"A voter may request assistance if unable to vote unassisted by reason of:
1. Physical disability;
2. Visual handicap;
3. Lack of proficiency in reading the English language; or
4. Sixty-five or more years of age."

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Yessiree! That Sally was one smart kid. You can take a look at some of the Sally Sunflower pamphlets in the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library here:

An Online Collection
Guides to Voting in Kansas