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- For example in 1867 ex-slaves were added to the voter registrations. In 1920 women were extended the privilege to vote thanks to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
- If you are researching in Europe, you will find that typically only land-owners were added to voter rolls.
- Another note of importance - not all registered to vote, often because they never naturalized. Many of our immigrant ancestors never became naturalized citizens, but their country-born children were eligible to vote.
- Family History Library has a healthy catalog of voter registration records also.
- Ancestry.com offers various Chicago Voter Registrations between 1888-1892, and California Voter Registers, 1866-1898 and 1900-1968.
- Be sure to reference Cyndi's Lists: Voters, PollBooks, Electoral Records: Locality Specific.