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Poll books, which list voters yearly by precinct, have been preserved for some Indiana counties. They are not usually indexed. Until about 1933 these records may give date of birth and citizenship information. The Family History Library has a few of these county records. See also "Taxation" records, which usually list the person who was assessed a poll tax.

From 1912 to 1926, Indiana had a voter registration system for both primary and general elections. The County Auditor was custodian of the voter registration books that were created for each voting precinct. Until 1920, aliens who had filed their declaration of intention could vote in Indiana; detailed proof was required. Separate registration books were also kept for women after they were given the right to vote in 1920. Few of these registration books and application papers survive, although Franklin County has a nearly complete set, and many exist in Warren County. These remain in the courthouse. In 1933 the Clerk of the Circuit Court began registering voters; these records do not provide birth dates and citizenship data as the earlier records do.

Voting registers are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

INDIANA, [COUNTY]- VOTING REGISTERS


 

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