Guide to Federal Records

Records of the United States War Ballot Commission


(Record Group 230)
1943-46
6 cu. ft.

Table of Contents

  • 230.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 230.2 RECORDS OF THE WAR BALLOT COMMISSION 1943-46 7 lin. ft.

230.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency by the Serviceman Voting Act (58 Stat. 140), April 1, 1944. Consisted of the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Administrator of the War Shipping Administration. Functions: Facilitated absentee voting by members of the armed forces and merchant marine by providing information about elections, preparing applications for absentee ballots, and issuing federal war ballots.

Abolished: By the Serviceman Voting Act (60 Stat. 96), April 19, 1946.

Finding Aids: Robert W. Krauskopf, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States War Ballot Commission, PI 24 (1951); reissued in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

RECORDS
RECORD TYPES RECORD LOCATIONS QUANTITIES
Textual Records Washington Area 6 cu. ft.

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230.2 RECORDS OF THE WAR BALLOT COMMISSION
1943-46
7 lin. ft.

Textual Records: General file, arranged by subject, including minutes, reports, and correspondence, December 1943-May 1946. Correspondence with state secretaries of state ("State File"), April 1944-May 1946, and with governors ("Governors' Files"), April-July 1944. Letters sent, April 1944-November 1945. Correspondence relating to printing and delivery of war ballots and envelopes, April-July 1944. Mail log, April 1944-May 1946. State servicemen's voting laws, 1944.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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