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   NC Slavery Abolition Referendum

ELECTION INFORMATION

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Referenda

Race Type

General Election

Filing Deadline

11/30/1864 12:00 pm

Polls Open

11/30/1864 6:00 am

Polls Close

11/30/1864 8:00 pm

Term Starts

11/30/1864 12:00 pm

Term Ends

11/30/-0001 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 5/11/2005, Updated 5/11/2005

Table

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PREVIOUS ELECTION

 

Election date

1/31/1861

Term

1861-1865

Winner

No

Party

NO

Votes

47,333

Percent

50.35%


NEXT ELECTION

No further elections of this type in database.


PRIMARIES

NARRATIVE

Congress required southern states to abolish slavery before they could return to the Union. A vote for the referendum was a vote to ratify the amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery.


DEBATES

EVENTS

NEWS

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MAP OF THIS ELECTION

 


RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)

18,527
83.37%

 

No
(NO)

3,696
16.63%

 

Source for election returns: North Carolina Manual 1913, pp. 1013-1015


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