Looking for primary sources for teaching about election day and politics? Here are some starting points from the Library of Congress:
- Suffragettes voting image, 1920-21
- Instructions Concerning Ballots, Hartford, CT. text, 1898. (1690L. This puts it into college level reading, but the document is short and the main difficulties are archaic and technical language. It could be understood by high school students, and advanced middle grade students.)
- President Coolidge votes by mail. Photo, 1924
- Chicago Senator Sprague voting. Photo, 1924
- First African American men voting. Illustration, 1867.
- Southern Ballot Box Law, Cleveland Gazette, Cleveland, OH. Text, 1889. (1360L. This is only a short paragraph and, with help, it is easily understood.)
Search for other election related primary sources at the Library of Congress website.