Elections Military History

Battling Ballots: Absentee Voting and the Civil War


In this installment of our Battling Ballots series, when the United States is in the middle of a Civil War and a Presidential election, how do you account for the votes of soldiers who are far from home on the battlefield? Was absentee voting just as contested as it is today?

ACWM’s Stephanie Arduini talks with associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, Jon White.