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==Online Records==
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==Online Resources==
*'''1868-1898''' - {{RecordSearch|3326982|North Carolina, Voter Registration Records, 1868-1898}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - index. Available for Beaufort, Chatham, and Orange counties.
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*'''1868-1898''' : {{RecordSearch|3326982|North Carolina, Voter Registration Records, 1868-1898}} at FamilySearch - index and images
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==Voting Rights History==
 
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*'''By 1856''': Universal white male suffrage<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Timeline of voting rights in the United States," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_voting_rights_in_the_United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.</ref>
== Voting Registers ==
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*'''1870''': The 15th Amendment is passed and prohibits restricting suffrage based on race<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Black suffrage," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_suffrage#United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.</ref>
<br>Poll books, which list voters on a yearly basis, have been preserved for some [[North Carolina Genealogy|North Carolina]] counties. Usually, they are not indexed. See also taxation records, which usually list the persons who were assessed a poll tax. Election records from 1878 to the 1930s for some counties are at the [http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/ North Carolina State Archives] and the Family History Library. These often mention the candidates for county offices such as constable and give the number of votes cast for each candidate. The names of persons who cast their votes are not given.  
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*'''Early 1890s''': Jim Crow Laws passed to revoke African-Americans right to vote<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Black suffrage," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_suffrage#United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.</ref>
 
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*'''1920''': Women are given the right to vote<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Women's suffrage in the United States," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage_in_the_United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.</ref>
'''Voter Registration of 1867'''  
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*'''1965''': The Voting Rights Act passes; African-Americans are given back the right to vote<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Voting Rights Act of 1965," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act_of_1965, accessed 2 February 2020.</ref>
 
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==What Can be Found in the Records==
*Wynne, Frances Holloway, ''North Carolina Extant Voter Registrations of 1867'' (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1992.) {{WorldCat|26961783|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|578669|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 N4w}}
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For more information about how Voter Records can help your genealogical research see [[United States Voting Records|United States Voting Records]].<br>
 
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'''Voting records often contain''':
Records of 17 counties are given: Carteret, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Davidson, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Hyde, Onslow (one precinct only), and Wake (one precinct only). The original records are at the North Carolina State Archives.  
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*Name
 
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*Birth place
The names of the voters are listed alphabetically with the number of the county and the precinct. Race is also indicated. These were males age 21 or older who had lived in the precinct one year or more. The lists also give the full names of African American residents who were recorded as voters. About 30,000 names are included. In 1902, 1904, 1906, and 1908 voting registration began in many counties under an amendment to the North Carolina constitution that came to be known as the "Grandfather Clause." Anyone registering to vote was required to prove he was literate, or that he, his father, or grandfather had voted in an election on or before 1 January 1867.  
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*Residence
 
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*Years living in city, county, state
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*Whether naturalized, date, court <br>
 
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==How to Find Voter Records==
*Biddix, Charles David, ''1835 poll books, North Carolina&nbsp;: 12th Congressional District for the counties of Burke, Haywood, Yancey, Macon, Rutherford and Buncombe'' (Asheville, NC:Old buncombe County Genealogical Society, c1988) {{WorldCat|22386408|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}},{{FHL|396262|item|disp=FHL book 975.6 N4p}}
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Most voter records were kept on the county level (for New England states this should be town level). To see what FamilySearch has for your county (town) of research follow these steps:
 
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*Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog FamilySearch Catalog] and in the place field type in North Carolina
*Many of county voting registration records are on microfilm at the North Carolina State Archives or the Family History Library. Some of these records have been published. The records indicate the name of the person, their age, and their county and township of residence. In cases where the father or grandfather was listed, the state where he voted is mentioned.
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*Go to United States, North Carolina
 
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*Once there, click on "Places within United States, North Carolina"
Voting registers can be found in the FamilySearch Catalog by using a Place-names Search for:
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*Select the county that contains your town of interest
 
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*If FamilySearch has voter records for your county, they will be under "Voting Registers"
 
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==References==
 
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:NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY]- VOTING REGISTERS
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[[North Carolina County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|North Carolina County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]<br>
 
 
 
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[[Category:North Carolina, United States|Voting]]
 

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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Voting Rights History[edit | edit source]

  • By 1856: Universal white male suffrage[1]
  • 1870: The 15th Amendment is passed and prohibits restricting suffrage based on race[2]
  • Early 1890s: Jim Crow Laws passed to revoke African-Americans right to vote[3]
  • 1920: Women are given the right to vote[4]
  • 1965: The Voting Rights Act passes; African-Americans are given back the right to vote[5]

What Can be Found in the Records[edit | edit source]

For more information about how Voter Records can help your genealogical research see United States Voting Records.
Voting records often contain:

  • Name
  • Birth place
  • Residence
  • Years living in city, county, state
  • Whether naturalized, date, court

How to Find Voter Records[edit | edit source]

Most voter records were kept on the county level (for New England states this should be town level). To see what FamilySearch has for your county (town) of research follow these steps:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog and in the place field type in North Carolina
  • Go to United States, North Carolina
  • Once there, click on "Places within United States, North Carolina"
  • Select the county that contains your town of interest
  • If FamilySearch has voter records for your county, they will be under "Voting Registers"

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Timeline of voting rights in the United States," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_voting_rights_in_the_United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Black suffrage," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_suffrage#United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Black suffrage," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_suffrage#United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Women's suffrage in the United States," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage_in_the_United_States, accessed 2 February 2020.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Voting Rights Act of 1965," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act_of_1965, accessed 2 February 2020.