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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 02, 1862

Georgia Troops Allowed to Vote

The Richmond Times Dispatch carried a brief article mentioning that the Georgia General Assembly had passed a measure which allowed Georgia troops to vote in state and local elections, no matter where they might be stationed.

The Georgia troops. The General Assembly of Georgia has passed an act authorizing all volunteers and other troops in the service from that State to vote at all elections, without reference to the place where they may be in service at the time of such elections.