Historical Albion Michigan
By Frank Passic

Return to the Frank Passic
Home Page  

Return to the Albion Michigan Home Page

Any photos not otherwise credited are from the personal collection of Frank Passic, Albion Historian.

ELECTION TICKETS

Morning Star, November 16, 1997, pg. 13

The month of November is traditionally the time for elections in this county, and voters across the country elect and reelect their favorite candidates. I’ve often wondered if all of the money that has been spent on electing candidates for office could be tallied, would that be enough to pay off our national debt? Just a thought next time you are asked for a donation.

On phrase that is often used during the election time is the “Democratic ticket,” or the “Republican ticket.” This usually means a list of names of people of the same political party that are running for various offices.

What do they mean by “ticket?” Back in the 19th century, small pieces of paper resembling large theater or railroad tickets were printed listing the names of candidates running for a particular party. Hence the name, “ticket.” A person could take this “ticket” with them to the voting booth so they would have a handy reference from which to choose the “correct” candidates.

From our Historical Notebook this week we present two 19th century election “tickets” from Albion Township of the Democratic and Republican parties. It appears these could be from the 1870s. Notice the Republican party candidate for School Inspector is a woman.


Election Tickets from Albion Township

Next: UNION STEEL ARMY-NAVY E AWARD


Back to the Top of this Page

All text copyright, 2014 © all rights reserved Frank Passic

Did you enjoy this page?

If you've enjoyed learning about Albion history from this site, please write us a note in the Albion Guestbook. We hope you will take the time to share your interest and stories related to Albion history, especially if you have any ancestors from Albion, please let us know.

Learn more about Albion Michigan!
Visit the Albion home page.

Search the AlbionMich.com website

Albion History Articles

Historical Notebook  |  From the Archives  |  Subject List  |  100 Years Ago


Kept current by: Robin James

Indices Unlimited Indexing Services


And now a word from our sponsors

See prints of Albion Michigan , by Maggie LaNoue, the owner of the Albion Home Page.

Help to sponsor these web pages and this site.

Albion Design and Carlson Craft have worked together to offer an amazing selection of wedding invitations online. From invites, to rsvps, gifts and more, Carlson Craft has an outstanding 60 year history of creating wedding stationery packages designed to the personal tastes of each bride and groom. With their easy online ordering service and quick turn around, you will appreciate the ease of ordering and the prices also! You can order a sample card of any invitation to see the quality, and proof the wording of the invitations online.
View wedding invitations online: Design.carlsoncraft.com

wedding invitations michigan