This collection consists of notices received in 1944 by the War Ballot Commission from members of the United States Armed Forces, American Red Cross, and other service organizations serving in World War II that resided in New York requesting absentee ballots or notifying the office of a change in address. For more information on this collection, please visit the Finding Aid page on the New York State Archives site.
There are two main forms present in this collection – pre-printed applications for war ballot, and postcards with change of address information.
Information found on each record varies, but may include:
- soldier’s name
- soldier’s rank or rating and service number
- soldier’s birth date
- soldier’s residence at time of request