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electoral rolls

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brummie46

brummie46 Report 14 Aug 2013 09:12

Can anyone enlighten as to when the electoral roll system first started and was it the same year for all counties
thanking you

Reggie

Reggie Report 14 Aug 2013 10:29

Google is the best place to get the facts................

That's where anyone would look for the info................

EDIT

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffrage#United_Kingdom

BUT......remember always to use google when looking for info

brummie46

brummie46 Report 17 Aug 2013 08:51

On having a conversation last night with someone they believe they possibly commenced in 1920/30s.
I didnt want to contact approp., library archives until i knew for sure as to what year for the people im interested in passed away in 1920s.

Reggie

Reggie Report 17 Aug 2013 09:48

If you read the info in the article I posted, you'll find how wrong that person is

You also need to take into account the limitations of the Electoral Franchise in the years preceding the introduction of the Universal Franchise

Pam

Pam Report 17 Aug 2013 14:53

Ancestry has Electoral Rolls as follows:

London and Midlands 1832 - 1965
Dorset 1839 - 1922

brummie46

brummie46 Report 17 Aug 2013 21:23

thanks Pam just the answer i wanted.
Reggie thanks for your time