Montgomery’s 1801 Poll Record & NJ’s Inclusive Voting Practices

Posted on February 27, 2020

This year many institutions are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.  The Museum of the American Revolution plans to highlight a long ago time in New Jersey when males and females, including people of color, could vote. And did.

See this article in the February 24th Philadelphia Inquirer, citing among other evidence, a poll list of Montgomery Township, NJ from 1801:

https://www.inquirer.com/arts/american-revolution-museum-philadelphia-vote-women-people-of-color-nj-20200224.html

Source: Montgomery Township Public Information