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  NC Secession Referendum
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Parents > United States > North Carolina > Referenda > Secession 1861
OfficeReferendum
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1861 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open February 00, 1861 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close February 00, 1861 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1861 - 12:00pm
Term End April 09, 1865 - 12:00pm
Turnout 9.47% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler May 11, 2005 08:49pm
Data SourcesNorth Carolina Manual 1913, pp. 1013-1015.
Description This was a referendum on whether to call a convention to consider seceding from the Union. A vote against the referendum was a vote to stay in the Union. While the bulk of the votes for the convention came from secessionists, some unionists voted for the convention. In the simultaneous election for delegates to the convention, 83 Union men were elected against 37 Secessionists. However, the convention never met because the referendum failed. Governor Ellis did not expect this result, so he called the legislature into session early to facilitate NC's secession.
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