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Electoral Ticket, 1789

Electoral Ticket, 1789

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Electoral ticket
date made
1789
associated date
1789
associated place
United States: Maryland
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 in; 21.59 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
1979.0054.01
accession number
1979.0054
catalog number
1979.0054.01
subject
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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