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Voter registration certificate issued to W.E. Hayes of Dale County, Alabama.

The certificate declares that Hayes "has become a Qualified Elector as provided by the Constitution." Such documents were issued to white males who might have been disqualified from voting by the requirements in the 1901 constitution; in many cases these men could be "grandfathered" in if they or their ancestors had served in the military, or if they were of "good character" and "understood the duties of citizenship."

Date: 1902
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Certificate

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