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Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections, Voter Registration Books

 Collection — Container: M1985-17
Identifier: M1985-17

Scope and Contents

Voter Registration Books, 1914-1950 of primary and general elections, and poll tax registers, 1928-1936, for Santa Rosa County, Florida. Registration books are arranged by precinct, show name of voter, age, occupation, city or place of residence, and election, with occasional notes of place moved to, married name, or reason for deletion from the rolls (death, etc.). Poll tax registers show name of voter and receipt number for that year. Each ledger is indexed by initial letter of surname.

Each of the registers is a preprinted book with columns for various information and titles of each printed book vary. Most often the information in each book shows the name of the person voting, their age, occupation, city or place of residence, and election. However, various books have additional markings such as death, "gone", removed (location), married (name), move within a county, and disabilities.

For inventory purposes, the types of printed books have been classified as follows: For users, the presence of preprinted columns does not mean that this information is in the book.


A "General County Register (Primary Election)"

Number, date, surname and given name, party affiliation, voted, poll tax (2 columns), occupation, age, color, nativity (often divided for additional poll tax columns), declaration of naturalization, residence, oath (signature), signature of supervisor or deputy, remarks.

B "Precinct Register" (Primary Elections)

Identical to "A"; has freeholder and four columns for poll tax.

C "General County Register" (General Elections)

Number, name, age, color, poll tax (four columns), occupation, personal description, freeholder, local residence, street, lot, block, date of registration, number of certificate, remarks. (The description, lot, and block columns are almost never filled in.)

D "Precinct Register" (Primary Elections)

Identical to "A"; includes sex and freeholder.

E "Precinct Register" (Primary Elections)

Identical to "A"; one column for poll tax, includes sex and freeholder.


  • Created: 1914-1950
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/00/1986


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Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


316.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Supervisor of Elections, Santa Rosa County, January 1986

Processing Information

Cataloged 02/05/1986


Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections, Voter Registration Books
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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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