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Box, Ballot
Box, Ballot
Resource Typeimage
TitleBox, Ballot
Coverage / Year1900 to 1920
DescriptionWooden ballot box with a padlock and keys. One single wire and wooden handle on the front of the box. Slot cut in top of the box for a handle. 20.75" high.
InterpretationThis ballot box was used in the Hensley town Hall in Hensley township in Champaign County, IL. In order to vote in 1860 in Illinois you needed to be a state resident, twenty-one years old, and a man. In 1840 you needed to own property in order to vote. At that time over 80% of eligible voters cast ballots in national elections.
Lesson Plans / ThemesGoverning Ourselves;
Learning Standards14 Political systems;
Author or CreatorEarly American Museum
Subject / KeywordsBallot boxes; Voting; Politics & Government; Hensley Township, Illinois; Economic & political systems;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1983.034.0002
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