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Ontario, Canada Voter Lists Question
« on: Wednesday 28 October 20 17:10 GMT (UK) »
I have been researching my ancestors in the Ontario, Canada Voter Lists 1867-1900. Under the column "Lot" there are some letters such as "c", "p", "f" etc followed by the lot #. My question is what do these letters mean? Thank you in advance.

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Re: Ontario, Canada Voter Lists Question
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 October 20 22:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I think these were election designations,  civic, provincial and/or federal elections.

The "c", "p" or "f" were based on eligibility to vote in each election. Voting in that time frame was questionable/oh so wrong. How who was eligible to vote in which, was complicated. It was based on property ownership, income, ethnicity etc etc. 
An article here,
https://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=res&dir=his&document=chap2&lang=e

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Re: Ontario, Canada Voter Lists Question
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 29 October 20 12:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much.


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Re: Ontario, Canada Voter Lists Question
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 29 October 20 15:39 GMT (UK) »
You're welcome  :)