see below.

"In colonial America the election of church and public officials dates almost from the founding of the Plymouth Colony, and the paper ballot was instituted in elections to the Massachusetts governorship in 1634."

Although this is not my area of expertise, I would imagine that many of the early colonial elections occurred in a face-to-face situation, like a town hall meeting. However, I do know that colonial elections tended to have only white men as voters, so the voters may have been limited to those who could read and write.

"Although not described as a Democracy by the founding fathers, the United States can be seen as the first liberal democracy. [20] The United States Constitution protected rights and liberties and was adopted in 1788. Already in the colonial period before 1776 most adult white men could vote; there were still property requirements but most men owned their own farms and could pass the tests. On the American frontier, democracy became a way of life, with widespread social, economic and political equality.[10]"

I hope this helps a little. Thanks for asking.

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