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Access the records: England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570-1907 .
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The England, Kent, Register of Electors collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.
For those in the United Kingdom, images may also be viewed by visiting the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone, England.
The collection consists of Register of Electors for the county of Kent. This collection also contains a few militia muster rolls for Faversham. Availability of records varies by year and locality.
Electoral rolls have been published annually since 1928. Most electoral rolls list everyone over 18 in a household.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570 - 1907" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Kent Archives Office, Maidstone.
Records generally contain the following information:
- Name of Proprietor
- Name of Occupier
- Date of registration
How to Use the Record
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of voter
- Place of residence
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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Use these records to identify relatives that may not be found in parish registers.
As with census records, electoral rolls can determine residences of adults and when someone arrives at a residence or moves away from it.
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: England, Kent, Register of Electors, 1570-1907
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