This invaluable record set includes those first entitled to vote after 1918, and is an excellent substitute for the lost 1931 England & Wales census. Electoral Registers are lists created annually of people who are eligible to vote and include their reason for eligibility, such as their residence or ownership of a property. This record set currently holds records for 1920-1931, and a smaller number of records for 1932. Conservation and digitisation is ongoing with our partners at the British Library.
The detail in each register varies but will include some or all of the following information:
Polling district or place – This will include polling districts or wards. Civil parishes are not indexed and will need to be searched by keyword.
Address or abode
Nature of qualification or a description of property
Name, description and residence of landlord or other person to whom rent is paid
Occasionally occupation or age