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Electoral register for Romford Division

Repository:Essex Record Office
Level: CategoryRecords of Essex County Council
Level: Sub-FondsREGISTERS 1918-1948
Level: SeriesRomford Division
Level: ItemElectoral register for Romford Division
Reference Code:C/E 2/7/1
Dates of Creation:1918
Extent:1 volume
Title:Electoral register for Romford Division
Scope and Content:Covers parishes of Barking, Cranham, Dagenham, Great Warley, Havering-atte-Bower, Hornchurch, Rainham, Romford, Upminster and Wennington.
Registers for Barking, Hornchurch and Romford (except Noak Hill) arranged by street, the remainder by elector's name.
At front: summary of polling districts and their electorates.
Admin History:The form of this register was set by the Representation of the People Act, 1918 (7 & 8 Geo. 5, c.64). The Act required absent voters to be recorded in a separate absent voters list, as well as in the main register, but no absent voters list survives. Autumn registers were to come into force on 15 October (qualifying date 15 July), and spring registers on 15 April, but in this case, according to Richard H. Cheffins, Parliamentary constituencies and their registers since 1832 (British Library 1998), p. 15, the subsequent spring register did not come into force until 15 May. The present register would thus have been in force from 15 October 1918 until 14 May 1919.
Physical Characteristics:Fragile: cover coming loose. Pages at front and back damaged by creasing.
Date From:1918
Date To:1918
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