Ticket Voting
Identification of Voter Choice:  Signature

1860 Union Electoral Ticket, Virginia

Courtesy of the Huntington Library

Some states like Virginia, where voting was oral, nevertheless in presidential elections required that tickets also be presented and be signed by the voter. 
This ticket for John Bell and Edward Evert, the Constitutional Union candidates for the presidency in 1860, was signed and voted by R. Alonzo Brock. This was probably the Robert Alonzo Brock who served in the Virginia Infantry (1st Company, 21st Regiment), became a lumber dealer in Richmond after the war and then secretary of the Virginia and the Southern Historical Society. A prolific author and collector, his papers, and perhaps this ticket, were purchased by Henry and Arabella Huntington in 1922 and taken to California.

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