Creator

Powell Clayton

Date Original

1868

Description

This document gives a synopsis of the duties of the registrar for elections in Arkansas, and was issued by Governor Powell Clayton, circa 1868.

Biographical/Historical Note

During Reconstruction in Arkansas, election laws outlined who could vote in Arkansas. Many former Confederate soldiers and supports were not allowed to vote in 1868 unless they took Oaths of Allegiance to the United States or received official pardons and deemed loyal to the United States. African American men were allowed to vote. Arkansas Governor Powell outlined the duties of the registrar for elections in this document.
Powell Clayton was Governor of Arkansas from 1868 to 1871 during Reconstruction. He was a former Union General, who settled in Arkansas after the Civil War.

Physical Description

Document, 10" x 8"

Subjects

Vote counting; Voting; Voter registration; Governors; Political elections

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0014.0009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Synopsis of the duties of the registrar for elections, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of this lesson plan supplemental material for instructional purposes is allowed without prior written permission. For further information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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