Ratification of Texas Annexation, 1845
Vote Totals
 

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This page shows transcriptions of the official vote totals from the 1845 referendum on Texas annexation into the United States.

Images of the actual documents are included at the bottom of this page.

 

Statement of the number of votes polled in the several Counties of the Republic on the 13th Oct. ultimo for the ratification or rejection of Annexation, the Constitution, & Ordinance

 

Annexation

Constitution

Ordinance

Counties

For

Against

For

Against

For

Against

Austin

114

1

124

3

112

11

Bastrop

166

156

6

143

5

Bexar

138

17

86

68

36

110

Colorado

168

167

167

1

Fayette

287

3

277

11

262

15

Fort Bend

166

1

165

1

139

21

Galveston

287

125

324

84

309

66

Goliad

16

12

12

Harrison

498

5

485

5

486

5

Jackson

58

58

52

2

Jasper

200

1

200

195

1

Lamar

238

7

237

7

193

22

Liberty

297

3

297

3

277

4

Matagorda

140

140

124

12

Montgomery

534

25

509

44

467

54

Robertson

271

22

248

40

275

9

San Patricio

56

35

56

17

46

26

Shelby

286

3

307

11

172

73

San Augustine

227

13

221

5

221

6

Travis

107

6

105

7

102

11

 

4254

267

4174

312

3790

454

Department of State
Nov. 10th 1845
The above statement of votes is the whole number returned to this Department up to this date and were compared by the President and such number of his cabinet as were present on this day.
J.C. Eldredge
Acting Sec'y of State

 

 

Statement of the number of votes polled in the several Counties of the Republic on 13th Oct. 1845 for the adoption or rejection of "annexation," the "State Constitution" and "Ordinance concerning Colony Contracts," the returns of which were not received at the Department of State until after the 10th day of Nov. 1845

 

Annexation

Constitution

Ordinance

Counties

For

Against

For

Against

For

Against

Brazoria

230

0

227

5

209

3

Brazos

81

80

1

70

1

Bowie

269

281

1

234

3

Fannin

226

8

227

7

228

5

Gonzales

164

4

162

6

145

13

Harris

324

50

299

68

249

72

Houston

344

30

330

39

261

88

Jefferson

92

92

92

Milam

80

14

77

17

66

14

Nacogdoches

401

4

400

7

367

16

Red River

288

15

287

17

277

24

Rusk

283

4

283

9

263

20

Sabine

103

102

101

Victoria

95

3

94

4

73

19

Washington

430

31

412

43

372

53

 

3410

163

3353

224

3007

331

Add number of votes rec. prior to 10th Nov. 1845

4254

267

4174

312

3790

454

Total No. of votes polled

7664

430

7527

536

6797

785

  Department of State
January 1st 1846
Joseph C. Eldredge
Acting Secretary of State

 

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Transcriptions of the official vote totals from the 1845


Transcriptions of the official vote totals from the 1845

 

Statement of the number of votes polled in the several Counties of the Republic on 13th Oct. 1845 for the adoption or rejection of "annexation," the "State Constitution" and "Ordinance concerning Colony Contracts," the returns of which were not received at the Department of State until after the 10th day of Nov. 1845.
 

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