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1 Texas Ballots on Mon May 31, 2010 12:49 pm

Posted on Texas Civilian Yahoo list October 2008 by Vicki Betts

Noah Briggs posted a link to the new online _Common-place_ on another list. One of the articles is on the history of the paper ballot: http://www.common-place.org/vol-09/no-01/crain/
The author draws images from the American Antiquarian Society in
Massachusetts, so most of them are from that state, although she does include an 1860 ballot from New Orleans.

Question: Has anyone seen an original Texas mid-19th century ballot? Where did you see it? I've seen the endorsement column on the first column, second page, of many newspapers, but I'm not sure if that's what the ballot would look like. It could, since the newspaper printing office usually got the job of printing the ballots. There was often, but not always, a cannon, a flag, or a rooster (pre-donkey Democrat) at the top. The New Orleans blue ballot looks almost exactly like some columns that I've seen.

BTW, the online article has a great list of sources at the end.

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