Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

Source Information

Voter Registration Rolls, Somerset County, circa 1920

Voter Registration • 2,657 Records • Uploaded March 15, 2023

This voter registration roll includes the names, districts, political parties, and ages of Black voters in Somerset County, Maryland in 1920. The 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 extending the right to vote to women. Therefore, this election was the first election women could participate in.

The gender of individuals is inferred by name only. Additionally, the Smith Island District recorded no Black voters registered to vote in 1920.

The original voter roll comes from the Local History Archives at the Nabb Research Center and more information on the item can be found in the finding aid.

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Fields Included

The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • Election District Indexed
  • Last Name Indexed
  • First Name Indexed
  • Political Party Indexed
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Locale Indexed
  • Notes
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