Texas Voting Registers
To make it easier for election officials, voting registers were often arranged alphabetically by the names of citizens eligible to vote. In addition to the name and address of the voter, these may contain naturalization information and date and place of birth. There was no poll tax on persons eligible to vote in Illinois.
Researching Texas Voting Records
It is usually best to start searching for voting records (registers, poll lists, poll books, or electoral records) at a local level such as the city, town, or village and then try the county or state. Links to county pages appear below. Many are also found at IRAD depositories.
Additional resources for Illinois voting records may be found in the Texas-Voting Registers topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Texas voting resources available at many libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.
Voting records that are listed in FamilySearch:
- List of Voting records in FamilySearch Collections (31) Including county polls.
Ancestry offers voter records for Texas ,including: Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869 (140,267), the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890(79,060) and Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846. ($)