Upcoming Exhibitions

ballot request
Absentee ballot request postcard, 1944

Voting by Mail

August 2024 to TBD

The presidential election year is the perfect time to reflect on past examples of national voting by mail. An exhibition to this effect is in the works at the National Postal Museum, which already includes in its collection a mailed tally sheet from 1864 recording the votes of soldiers from Highland County, Ohio; an absentee ballot request postcard for an Alabama soldier during World War II; a 5-cent postage stamp reminding citizens to register and vote; and a complete absentee ballot kit and instruction sheet from the last presidential election in 2020.