Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Woman Suffrage

Vineland Women’s Ballot Box c. 1868

Women in Vineland, New Jersey, brought their own ballot box to the polls beginning in November 1868, after Portia Gage was prevented from voting the previous spring. (Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society)

Courtesy of Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society

Women in Vineland, New Jersey, brought their own ballot box to the polls beginning in November 1868, after Portia Gage was prevented from voting the previous spring. Following that election, the president of the Historical Society of Vineland asked that the box made from blueberry crates be donated to the archives, along with the list of voters.

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