Friday, October 12, 2012

1912 Chicago Voter Registration Numbers Highest Ever

Chicago Eagle
Chicago Ill
October 1912

All records for first day's registration in Chicago were broken last Saturday when 293, 354 voters enrolled their names on the registry lists.  While this number did not reach the 300,000 which had been hoped for, it seems certain to election board officials that more voters will be entitled to cast their votes in the presidential elections next month than have ever before voted here.  In the spring primaries this year the number entitled to vote was 444,910.  The women furnished one of the greatest disappointment in Saturday's registration, only 156 placing their names on the official list.  The next and final registration day prior to the November election is next Tuesday, October 15.

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