The Resource Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth Election-related records

Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth Election-related records

Label
Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth Election-related records, 1897-1904
Title
Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth Election-related records
Inclusive dates
1897-1904
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains various election-related records, mostly in the form of correspondence and mailing lists
  • Series I. Election-related records, 1897-1904 is comprised of polling precinct reports, most from 1897, that note how many districts existed in particular localities at that time. Some of the reports also include how many citizens were currently registered to vote, or had voted in the previous election. The reports were generated in compliance with Section 119 of the Code of Virginia (1887). The mailing lists were created to ensure proper delivery of poll books and election law logs to the localities. which note how many districts existed in particular localities at that time
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth. (Search Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth as author).
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Biographical or historical data
The Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth was responsible for monitoring election activities. Section 119 of the Code of Virginia (1887) proclaims that it is the duty of the various clerks of court to make and transmit to the Secretary of the Commonwealth a list of the election districts in their respective counties and corporations, as well as provide the number of voters in each district. In return, the Secretary of the Commonwealth was responsible for furnishing to the clerks poll books large enough to contain the voter information for that particular locality. According to Section 140 of the Code, once the poll books were certified, abstracts of the voting results were returned to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Joseph T. Lawless served as Secretary of the Commonwealth during this time.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Virginia Secretary of the Commonwealth Election-related records
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00931.xml
Arrangement
  • Organized into the following series: Series I. Election-related records, 1897-1904.
  • Arranged alphabetically by locality, and also chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
.25
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001540723
Type of unit
cu. ft (1 box)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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