Source Page Review by Subject: Voter records


For an overview of reviewing source pages, see Source Page Review Guide.

Subject: Voter records

Level of Complexity = Low

Sources that are primarily voter records are fairly rare. Most voter records are part of larger collections of town records that are generally better described with a different subject.

Key elements in updating these sources include:

  • Identification as a "Government/Church" record type. This means the Source Page name should be in the format "Place. Source"
  • Update of publication info to identify the community as the Publisher/Place issued. The example source page, below, results in an awkward citation. There is no WeRelate consensus on how to set up the bibliographic information for a government record. This could be discussed at WeRelate:Current Source Projects.
  • Check and update Year range if needed.
  • Update the text to clarify 1) where the original records are held and 2) any details you choose to add to the description of the records available. One option is to add specific descriptions to the FHL film numbers (see Film Notes section of the FHLC entry to assign content to the applicable film numbers). See example source page to see an example of text changes to consider making.

Voting Records Source Examples

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