To the Registrars

May 10, 1870

Summary

Registrars must keep records of denied requests for voter registration in the event rejected applicants contest their status and the state must prove their decision in a court of law.

Transcription

The Registrars should be careful to preserve in a separate book a list of the names of all persons offering to register whose claims are rejected, as well as statements of the reasons for which they were rejected. These statements would be very important evidence in contested election cases.
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Bryce Smith

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SmithBryce-18700510-TotheRegistrars.pdf

Citation

“To the Registrars,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed July 21, 2018, http://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1650.