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Great Registers of Placer County
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The Placer County Archives maintains a collection of official Placer County Records regarding the lists of registered voters in Placer County.
The practice of registering voters before elections was established to prevent voter fraud. Placer County’s early history of elections are filled with tales of more votes being cast than there were citizens eligible to vote. Ballot boxes were often nailed to a tree and residents could vote any number of times. The Great Registers were an attempt to regulate the eligible voters in the County.
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