Author Archives: Philip Lampi

About Philip Lampi

Researcher, A New Nation Votes Project, American Antiquarian Society

What was Election Day like 200 Years Ago?

Hello fellow citizens, As we vote today, here is a look back 200 years. In 1812 there were eighteen states and the voting cycle ran from October 30, when four states voted, until December 1, when South Carolina was the last to choose its electors. Image from a later Civil War era election, How free ballot is ...