Throwback Thursday: Ballot Box

In five days, voters will go to their designated polling places and vote.
Voters will most likely put their ballots into electronic counters like this. But more than 127 years ago, this is what a ballot box looked like. This ballot box is from Morton County in 1887.
It's found at the state museum, the North Dakota Heritage Center.
In 1887, there were around 198 potential voters in Morton County, so all the ballots fit in this box.
The ballot box was donated to the museum by the family of the first city clerk of Mandan, Edward Russell.
This year marks North Dakota's 127th anniversary of statehood. 

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