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Ceredigion Archives
Cardiganshire Electoral Registers

Reference code(s): GB 0212 ER

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Cardiganshire Electoral Registers

Short Title: Cardiganshire Electoral Registers

Creation date(s): 1865-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Cardiganshire County Council; Ceredigion District Council; Ceredigion County Council


Administrative/Biographical history: Registers of parliamentary electors were created by the 1832 Representation of the People Act and have been compiled annually since then. They list the individuals entitled to vote in parliamentary and local government elections. During the early 19th century only a small minority of the male population could vote and it was not until 1918 that women could vote. After 1928, all men and women over the age of 21 held the right to vote. Between 1889 and 1974, Cardiganshire County Council created the registers, until the creation of Ceredigion District Council. From 1996, Ceredigion County Council has been responsible for drawing up the registers.


Scope and content/abstract: Electoral registers and related records for Cardiganshire, 1865-1999.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: engwel


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Aberystwyth Public Library, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, 1983-2000; Former Electoral Registration Officer, Cardiganshire County Council, 1976; Electoral Registration Officer, Ceredigion District Council, 1975-1993; Some material discovered in the basement of the Ceredigion District Council Offices, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, 1982.


Related material: Further records of electors are Ceredigion Archives, Cardigan Borough Elections, CDM/SE/6 and National Library of Wales, Falcondale Collection and Gogerddan Collection (uncatalogued).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Electoral Registers, viewed 19 November 2003; Glamorgan Record Office website (, viewed 19 November 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Voting registers | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names

Corporate names
Cardiganshire (Wales) | County Council
Ceredigion (Wales) | County Council
Ceredigion (Wales) | District Council

Cardiganshire (Wales)
Ceredigion (Wales)
Dyfed (Wales)

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