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By Jack M. Treadway

The so much complete nation election examine ever undertaken, Elections in Pennsylvania provides info and research for greater than 13,000 common elections and greater than 6,000 basic elections held within the kingdom among 1900 and 1998, with a postscript interpreting in much less element the elections of 2000 and 2002. incorporated are all elections for president, governor, U.S. senators and representatives, statewide workplaces, and individuals of the final meeting. The large time period coated permits the writer to supply a huge ancient standpoint on electoral developments, distinguishing what are surely new advancements in electoral dynamics and vote casting habit in fresh a long time from what are continuations of styles previous within the century.

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S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress had the power to grant the right to vote in national elections, but not state elections. The Twenty-Sixth Amendment, ratified in 1971, granted all citizens eighteen years of age and older the right to vote in all elections. This group of voters participated for the first time in Pennsylvania in the 1972 election. Today, Pennsylvania has only a thirty-day state residency requirement. Citizens who are at least eighteen and satisfy the residency requirement are eligible to vote.

In third-class cities, boroughs, towns, and townships, the county commissioners were designated as the registration commission. In Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Scranton, registration commissions were appointed by the governor (Tanger and Alderfer 1939, 39). The basic registration lists were derived from these personal appearances before the commissions. Names would be added to the lists as others became eligible to vote; names would be deleted if people died, moved, or failed to vote for a certain number of years.

He was primarily responsible for Harrison’s victory. For the next two decades, Quay was not only the boss of the Pennsylvania party, but also a force in national Republican politics (Dunaway 1948, 456–78). The magnitude of Quay’s power was made manifest during his attempt to win reelection to the Senate, beginning in 1899. The People’s Bank of Philadelphia, which had long been a depository for state funds, failed in 03 Tread ch1, p 1-23 9/21/05 7:37 PM Page 13 Allan S Johnson G4 130g:Pxt jobs archive:#3497 PS pennsylvania then and now ★ 13 1898.

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