A Guide to the Spotsylvania County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1931 Spotsylvania County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1931 1048584

A Guide to the Spotsylvania County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1931

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Spotsylvania County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1931
Physical Characteristics
.375 cu. ft. (30 v.)
Spotsylvania County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

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Preferred Citation

Spotsylvania County (Va.) Roll of Registered Voters, 1902-1931. Local government records collection, Spotsylvania County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Spotsylvania County.

Historical Information

Spotsylvania County was named for Alexander Spotswood, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. It was formed from Essex, King William, and King and Queen counties in 1720.

The 1902 voter registration books were created following the passage of the 1902 Virginia state constitution. The purpose of the 1902 state constitution was to maintain white suffrage while eliminating African-American voters by means of literacy tests as well as property and poll tax requirements.

Scope and Content

Spotsylvania County Roll of Regsitered Voters, records the roll of registered voters in Spotsylvania County. The volume is divided by precincts: Court House, Thornsburg, Summit, Brents Mill, Partlow, Chancellorville, Faulconer, Brokenburg, and Belmont; and within each precinct on the basis of color. Information found in the volumes includes date of registration; number of registered voter; name of registered voter; date of birth; age; occupation; residence; length of residence in state, county, and precinct; whether exempt from poll tax; if naturalized, and if so, date of papers and by what court issued; if transferred from another precinct, and if so, when and to what precinct.

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