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 - Halifax - earlier years intermittent but complete run from 1882
Electoral Registers in Print 1975 - 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 .