Poll books and electoral registers

Records of those eligible to vote are available from the early 19th Century up to the present day.

 

Type Date Coverage
Poll Books 1835 - 1857 Halifax voters and how they voted.
Electoral Registers on Microfilm 1899 - 1949 Elland area (wide geographical area).
Electoral Registers on Microfilm 1965 - 1971 Bradford (including Northowram, Queensbury and Shelf).
Electoral Registers on Microfilm 1971 - 1986 Bradford South (including Northowram, Queensbury and Shelf).
Electoral Registers on Microfilm 1965 - 1984 Brighouse and Spenborough.
Electoral Registers on Microfilm 1984 - 1986 Calder Valley.
Electoral Registers in Print 1848 onwards Halifax (earlier years intermittent, but complete run from 1882).
Electoral Registers in Print 1975 onwards Calderdale.

 

These registers can be viewed in person at the Reference and information Library .

For registers of West Yorkshire areas, not held in the Reference Department, visit: West Yorkshire Archive Service .