One of the neglected phases of American history is the development of election laws in the different states. Several monographs have been written showing the evolution and progress of certain reforms, such as the introduction of the Australian ballot, in the country as a whole, but these are usually not explicit and often not reliable regarding the subject in individual states. Articles and monographs on elections in each state are needed. It is entirely true that to obtain an accurate view of this subject the final monograph must contain a survey of the record of development in all states, but it is just as true that necessary antecedents of such a work must be studies of election conditions in the several states, which together will form the bases of the final work. It is the purpose of this article to give a brief summary of the development of the election laws in Florida in the hope that future historians may give more detailed information about the causes and results of this development and may show more clearly its relations with similar movements in other states.
Knauss, James Owen
"The Growth of Florida's Election Laws,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 5:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol5/iss1/4