Jefferson Davis Confederate States Electoral Ticket.

Rare Confederate States presidential election sample ballot heralding Jefferson Davis as President

Jefferson Davis Confederate States Electoral Ticket.

[DAVIS, Jefferson].


Item Number: 132575

Rare electoral ticket from the 1861 Confederate States presidential election. 16mo, one page, printed. The sample ballot heralds Jefferson Davis for President, Alexander Stephens for Vice President, a representative for the state at large and some local districts. In near fine condition. Ownership inscription to the verso.

The 1861 Confederate States presidential election of November 6, 1861, was the only presidential election held under the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis, who had been elected president and Alexander H. Stephens, who had been elected vice president, under the Provisional Constitution, were elected to six-year terms that would have lasted from February 22, 1862 until February 22, 1868. However, the terms expired on May 5, 1865 instead when the Confederate government dissolved, with Davis and Stephens both leaving office without successors.

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