candidates supported by both major parties
As early as the first Federal elections in 1788, there were candidates, who while alligned with one party or another, was supported in the press by both parties in a particular election.
One who inspects or looks carefully at or into; an overseer, a superintendent; spec. an officer appointed to examine into, and supervise or report upon, the working of some department or institution in which numerous persons are employed, or the due observance of certain laws and regulations, as inspector of elections.
Oxford English Dictionary
1800 - 1824: Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
Office Scope: City / Township / Borough / Hundred (Delaware)
Role Scope: Township / Borough / Ward / Hundred (Delaware)