Thursday, September 25, 2008
Democracy: The Dark Ages
This transparent ballot box was used in North Carolina from the mid eighteen hundreds till about 1920, when North Carolina adopted the secret ballot box. Before that everyone could tell who you were voting for because of the color of the ballots.
Yes, you read correctly, even in America, Democracy had to be built bit by bit.
* Picture taken in the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh.
Posted by zeinab at 9:24 PM