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1864 Presidential Campaign Sample Ballots

Paper sample ballots were commonly distributed before an election to encourage support for a political party's ticket of candidates. In Cincinnati, ballots were often printed in German as well as in English to accommodate the great influx of German immigrants.

From the CMC Ephemera Collection.

Ballot in German

Front of Ballot in English

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Sample Ballot in English - front

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OHIO
UNION PRESIDENTIAL TICKET.

A
VIGOROUS
PROSECUTION
OF THE
WAR,
AND
NO COMPROMISE
UNDER THE GUNS
OF
REBELS.

FOR PRESIDENT,
ABRAHAM LINCOLN,
OF ILLINOIS.

FOR VICE-PRESIDENT,
ANDREW JOHNSON,
OF TENNESSEE.

ELECTORS.
JOHN M. CONNELL,
JOHN P. BIEHN,
At Large

1st District, - JOHN K. GREEN,
2d " STANLEY MATTHEWS,
3d " LEWIS B. GUNCKEL,
4th " STEPHEN JOHNSTON,
5th " WILLIAM L. WALKER,
6th " MILLS GARDNER,
7th " HENRY W. SMITH,
8th " OZIAS BOWEN,
9th " JACOB SCROGGS,
10th " WILLIAM SHEFFIELD,
11th " GEORGE A. WALLER,
12th " HENRY F. PAGE,
13th " JAMES R. STANBERY,
14th " JOHN H. McCOMBS,
15th " FREDERICK W. WOOD,
16th " LORENZO DANFORD,
17th " JOHN McCOOK,
18th " SETH MARSHALL,
19th " ABNER KELLOGG.

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