Synopsis of the Duties of the Registrar for Elections
During Reconstruction in Arkansas, election laws outlined who could vote in Arkansas. Many former Confederate soldiers and supports were not allowed to vote in 1868 unless they took Oaths of Allegiance to the United States or received official pardons and deemed loyal to the United States. African American men were allowed to vote. Arkansas Governor Powell outlined the duties of the registrar for elections in this document.
Powell Clayton was Governor of Arkansas from 1868 to 1871 during Reconstruction. He was a former Union General, who settled in Arkansas after the Civil War.
This document gives a synopsis of the duties of the registrar for elections in Arkansas, and was issued by Governor Powell Clayton, circa 1868.
1 page: 10 7/8” x 7 7/8”
Vote counting; Voting; Voter registration; Governors; Political elections
AHC SMC 14.9
Arkansas History Lesson Plans Supplementary Materials
Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914
Arkansas State Archives
Synopsis of the Duties of the Registrar for Elections, SMC 14.9, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.