Electoral Ticket, 1789


This ballot names four men to serve as members of Maryland’s delegation to the Electoral College in the first presidential election under the U.S. Constitution, in 1789. The Constitution allowed state legislatures to choose their own preferred method of selecting members for the Electoral College that would in turn select the president. Five state legislatures directly appointed members, while others established various systems that allowed voters to have a voice. In Maryland the voters at large, nearly eight thousand men, voted for presidential electors in 1789. Every state’s electors voted for George Washington to be president.

Date Made: 1789Associated Date: 1789

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Maryland

General Subject Association: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith


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Credit Line: Americana Mail Auction

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0054.01Accession Number: 1979.0054Catalog Number: 1979.0054.01

Object Name: Electoral ticket

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 in; 21.59 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-3fce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_514677

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