From the March 2, 1922 issue of the Rockingham Post-Dispatch
The Post-Dispatch last issue made the statement that Mrs. H.L. Guthrie was the first woman to act as poll-holder in an election I these parts. This election was held the 21st for the school bond issue for Rockingham.
However, as a matter of fact, Mrs. W.B. Covington of Route 3 has the honor of being the first poll-holder in this part of the state, she having officiated as such at the Harrington School District some two years ago. At this election, Mrs. A.J. Harrington had the honor of being the first woman in Richmond county to cast a ballot.