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NYC Voter Lists includes Children #usa #general

Paul Blumstein
 

I found it odd that the NYC voter lists includes children. I.e., those not old enough to vote.

Initially, I thought I was seeing people with the same name as my relatives but I've seen too many for this to be true.

Anyone know why these voter lists contained the names of children?

Paul

A. E. Jordan
 

 
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I found it odd that the NYC voter lists includes children. I.e., those not old enough to vote.

Initially, I thought I was seeing people with the same name as my relatives but I've seen too many for this to be true.

 
Paul:
 
I have not seen that in the voter's lists.  Not sure which one you are looking at, there is a larger collection on microfilm at the NY Public Library which I used to chase down some family in NY City from the 1890s into the 1910s.  The printed originals also exist but are much more challenging to access.
 
On the ones I looked at it was only registered voters.  I used it to try and chase down a family member's naturalization and he was never listed in the voter's lists which lead me to the conclusion he was not registered.  I saw his adult son living at the same address listed but not his minor children.
 
Allan Jordan
 
 

Paul Blumstein
 

The ones that I am looking at are on ancestry.com 

 

I have also seen this, but I tend to ignore that list in most cases because it does not include much useful information. Especially if I have 1920 and 1925 (NY) Censuses.

Stephen Weinstein
 

Maybe it's not a voter list.  Maybe ancestry misidentified it.  I don't know.  Just guessing.