The certificate declares that Hayes "has become a Qualified Elector as provided by the Constitution." Such documents were issued to white males who might have been disqualified from voting by the requirements in the 1901 constitution; in many cases...
This article from the Birmingham News discusses the increase in the number of registered voters in Alabama following the Voting Rights Act of 1965: "It was an over-all gain of more than 31 per cent which affected the voter totals of virtually all...
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