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Slate Ballots used in the Nineteenth Century

California Secretary of State, Election Records1863

California State Archives

California State Archives

California's citizens used tickets like this to vote in nineteenth century elections, instead of individually marked ballots such as are utilized today. During the Civil War, these slate ballots often included patriotic slogans such as "The Union Forever!"

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  • Title: Slate Ballots used in the Nineteenth Century
  • Creator: California Secretary of State, Election Records
  • Date Created: 1863
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