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In Their Own Words

January 03, 1889

Running an Election Not Enjoyable

Apparently, running an election was no more enjoyable in the 19th century than it is today. John Girardeau Legare of Darien, Georgia recorded his experience doing so:

“…I acted as manager of an election today for offices for McIntosh County until 2 a.m. this morning and again from 8 until 11 a.m. I have no desire to repeat this experience.”

Source: Buddy Sullivan, ed. The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower, The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London, 2010, p. 40.