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Voter registration, 1952

Posted on November 2, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Because of the great number of Fayette countians registering to vote in the November election, the county clerk's office placed an extra desk in the hall outside the registration office on September 5, 1952 to take care of the overflow. At left, Robert Ledford, deputy clerk, registered Bill DeRossitt while others waited in line in the Fayette County Courthouse hallway. The voter registration office was to close on September 6 until after the election, which took place November 4. A total of 578 persons registered on the 5th. Of these, 339 were Democrats, 200 Republicans, and 39 Independents. That year's presidential election was between Republican, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Democrat Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower was a landslide winner, carrying 39 states to Stevenson's 9, including Kentucky. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Because of the great number of Fayette County residents registering to vote in the November 1952 election, the county clerk’s office placed an extra desk in the hall outside the registration office on Sept. 5, 1952, to manage the overflow. A total of 578 residents registered that day. Of those, 339 were Democrats, 200 were Republicans and 39 were Independents. At left, deputy clerk Robert Ledford registered Bill DeRossitt while others waited in line in the courthouse hallway. The voter registration office was to close from Sept. 6 until after the election, which was Nov. 4 that year. The presidential election was between Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, and Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson, a Democrat. Eisenhower was a landslide winner, carrying 39 states to Stevenson’s nine, including Kentucky. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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