How to look for records of... Electoral registration

The National Archives does not hold any complete collections of electoral registers. This guide will direct you to some of the archives and organisations that do hold historical electoral registers.

Electoral registers were introduced in 1832 and, with a few exceptions, have been produced annually ever since. If you know what area a person lives or lived in you may be able to find their address in an electoral register – though the property through which they qualified to vote is not always the same as their home address.

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