Surrey electoral registers 1832-1962 are available to search and view online on ancestry.co.uk.
Electoral registers have been compiled for Surrey every year since 1832 excepting the war years 1916-1917 and 1940-1944.
Surrey History Centre holds electoral registers for the county of Surrey from 1832 to the present. However, there are some anomalies since the changing boundaries of the county and the establishment of separate boroughs have made tracing some registers more complicated, and in some cases (eg Croydon) we only hold registers for certain periods. Registers for the Spelthorne area are held from 1975. If in any doubt, please contact Surrey History Centre before you visit to make sure that we hold the registers you are looking for.
Early electoral register at Surrey History Centre for 1832-1889 include the whole of the ancient administrative county of Surrey.
The Land Tax Assessment books for all the parishes in the ancient county of Surrey for the years 1780-1832 are also available on microfilm, and are available to search and view online on ancestry.co.uk.
Please see the PDF files below for more information about electoral registration in Surrey.
Files available to download
- 1) An introduction to electoral registration and the registers (173.6 KB)
- 2) Electoral areas in the parliamentary county of Surrey (189.2 KB)
- 3) Electoral areas in the parliamentary boroughs in Surrey (190.7 KB)
- 4) The parliamentary franchise before 1918 (203.0 KB)
- 5) The local government franchise before 1918 (187.4 KB)
- 6) Electoral registration and the registers before 1918 (203.6 KB)
- 7) Electoral registration and the registers after the 1918 Act (177.9 KB)
- 8) Twentieth century franchise legislation (172.0 KB)