: This sample ballot was issued by Daniel J. Ryan, Ohio Secretary of State, before the election of November 3, 1891, intended to illustrate to Ohioans "the form of a state ballot under the new election law of Ohio." An explanation is given for voting a "straight ticket" (voting for all of the candidates put forth by one political party without having to mark each one on the ballot), as well as for individual candidates or propositions. The general voting process is outlined as well.
Political parties represented in this election were the Republican, Democratic, Prohibition, and People's parties. An emblem decorates the top of each column; an eagle with arrows in its talons (Republican Party), a rooster (Democratic Party), a rose (Prohibition Party) and a plow (People's Party). William McKinley was the Republican candidate for governor, and would be elected over the incumbent James Campbell by a margin of over 20,000 votes. View on Ohio Memory.
: OVS4678_01 Subjects
: Ballots; Election Day; Ohio--Politics and government; Political parties; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Voting; Places