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Electoral registers (also known as electoral rolls) list everyone who is eligible to vote in parliamentary and local elections. They were introduced by the Representation of the People Act 1832, after which date only those people whose name was on the register could vote. They have been produced annually since then, with a few exceptions: 1917 and between 1940 and 1944.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Electoral Roll Codes

    Ever wondered what HO, O, OW, R, RO etc. meant alongside voters' names? Wonder no more! This site explains those and more.. http://www.electoralregisters.org.uk/codes.htm Happy hunting. Malcolm

    Started by macwil‎, 19-01-2016 12:52 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Electoral Registers

    A bit of history first.... The Representation of the People Act 1832 extended the right to vote to any man owning a household worth 10, and so approximately one man in five had the right to vote. Subsequent Acts of Parliament then gradually extended the right to vote, and the inclusion of...

    Started by Jan1954‎, 03-03-2012 7:03 PM
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  1. Family tree research advice

    Could anyone help me please? I am attempting to research my family tree presently looking into my great grandmother & grandparents :- Eliza Rudge b. about 1872-1878 Halesowen Ethel Dallow b. 1901 Birmingham Albert Walter Dallow b. 1899 Birmingham Albert& Ethel Dallow had 2 sons :- Harold...

    Started by alarms‎, 27-01-2017 12:26 PM
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  2. Alban and Christiana Lewis

    I have a subscription with FMP and have been trying to find the above couple in the registers and have had no luck. Will they be in the registers because they are servants? Christiana in 1901 ST JOHN STREET , ST SEPULCHRE,London and her husband isn't there,and in 1911 82 Great College St Camden...

    Started by genie12‎, 15-04-2016 5:56 PM
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  3. Smile 221 victoria avenue borrowash

    just wondering who lived here

    Started by rubylee‎, 15-01-2016 2:38 PM
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  4. 571 moseley road birmingham

    hi is there anyway i can find out who lived in 571 moseley road birmingham in 1923. thanks

    Started by flowergirl1‎, 21-09-2015 4:21 PM
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  5. British Library project

    Does anyone know what happened to the project to scan "5 million pages of UK electoral registers"? The project was announced in 2011 but nothing seems to have surfaced yet. See page 2 of http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/pdfs/rbulletin_apr2011.pdf

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 06-08-2015 9:29 AM
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  6. Lost Family

    Can anyone help or advise me regarding the Electoral Rolls for Glasgow around the late 50's early 60's, my uncle was living in Shettleston in 1959 when our grandfather died, as this part of Shettleston was demolished to make way for those awful high rise flats the people were living there were...

    Started by Nic123‎, 26-07-2015 9:41 AM
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    27-07-2015, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Hull 1926/7

    I'm trying to find whether Walter and Florence Sibley were living in Hessle Road, Hull in or around 1926/7. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Peter

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 10-07-2015 12:34 PM
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  8. electoral register 1947 Lancashire

    Please can anyone advise me if there was a cut of date when someone would have to be registered by to appear at an address in the 1947 electoral register. Thanks mather 1

    Started by mather1‎, 14-07-2015 8:10 AM
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  9. 78 Wynford Road Holborn or Clerkenwell

    I am trying to find the residents of 78 Wynford Road in 1918. I have a birth certificate of a child born at 86 Wynford Road in January 1918. The person who registered the birth and was also present at the birth was a C. Parry, Aunt of 78 Wynford Road. I am trying to find out who this person...

    Started by suemalings‎, 30-03-2015 1:01 PM
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    25-06-2015, 9:21 AM Go to last post

    Looking for electoral look up for 8 andrews street liverpool for the years 1950 / 53

    Started by tricia31‎, 24-04-2015 4:40 PM
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  11. C Perry married J I B 1948

    I'm wanting to know more about the family of J I B who married Colin Ernest Perry in Mar 1948 in Berkhamsted Herts. Not sure if J is still living. If anyone can help......? Many thanks

    Started by RevACP68‎, 27-02-2015 5:38 PM
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  12. Post Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Electorial Roll's

    Hello everyone!! Just a quick quearie today. Doe's anybody know where I can look up old electorial roll's for Yorkshire & Lincolnshire, I have had a quick look around but the only one's i've seen are for London and Surrey. I am wanting the Electorial roll's from mid 1800's to 1940's. Any info...

    Started by Frankie#88‎, 31-01-2015 9:48 AM
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  13. Electoral Roll lookup please - Northants

    Hello Is anyone able to help with an electoral roll lookup for Northamptonshire during the late 1940s or early 1950s? I am trying to put some jigsaw pieces together and it would be useful to understand all of the family groups that lived in the area at the time. Ideally a lookup for 1953...

    Started by hmcullum‎, 31-12-2014 8:09 PM
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  14. Electoral Roll Check Up Please for Oldham

    Has anyone got the means of checking for me the electoral rolls for the years 1914 onwards for the address, 10, St Peters street, Oldham. I am wanting to know for how long my great great grandmother Agnes Lomas (nee Jackson) continued to live there following the death of her husband, George Lomas,...

    Started by norfolk white‎, 28-09-2014 9:15 AM
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  15. The word 'Abode' in City of London Electoral

    Hi all One of my wife's relatives has an entry - with his wife - on the 1936 electoral roll for Coty of London, Farringdon Without Ward - EC4. By each of their entry there is a separate address with the word 'Abode' by the side. Please could someone explain why an individual and their partner...

    Started by murther‎, 07-08-2014 6:31 PM
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  16. Electoral check up help please

    Henry Richardson, born 1840, Mucking, Essex?? Has anyone got the means of checking for me the electoral rolls for the years 1903-1907 for an address, 39 Blakeleys Building, Deptford and see when Henry stopped living here. I have him right up to 1902, and then I made a note that he was here...

    Started by knbkms‎, 16-07-2014 7:02 AM
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  17. Smile addresses look up for mccabe / darcy

    hi , im looking for informatioin on a patrick mccabe born 18/1/1917, mother margaret ann darcy , father james mccabe casuality at sea on ss kelvinbank 1917, looking for addresses for james mccabe born 1879 in liverpool and information on his parents, i think his father was a patrick mccabe a dock...

    Started by tricia31‎, 05-03-2014 1:26 PM
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  18. southall electoral role

    trying to find who lived at 26 dagmar road southall in 1946 and 1945 I know in 1947 hilda flint and george smith lived there... but am trying to find both of them before 1947. I know for definate that they were an item in 1947. previous to that hilda was married to a robert morgan flint ...

    Started by lisagrace‎, 16-01-2014 6:17 PM
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  19. Worthing Look Ups Please

    I am trying to find all the occupants of voting age who were living at 37 King Edward Avenue, Worthing (which is still there) between 1924 - 1928. I know the family that I am interested in were there in that time period through birth certs, wills etc. I cannot do this physically myself as I am...

    Started by uncle michael‎, 09-11-2013 6:43 AM
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  20. Warning...if you use Ancestry

    for London Electoral registers 1832-1965. Whilst these are a fantastic and amazing source, I have just noticed that in (at least) the early 1920's where each polling district is assigned a letter A,B,C,D,E,F,G, etc.. The male head of each address has his name written with a - (dash) then the...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 02-08-2013 7:42 PM
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