West Glamorgan Archive Service

Glamorgan County Council Electoral Registers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 GCC/RE

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Title: Glamorgan County Council Electoral Registers

Short title: Glamorgan County Council Electoral Registers

Dates of creation: 1920-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (18 vols)

Name of creator(s): Glamorgan County Council

CONTEXT

Administrative and 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, Glamorgan County Council created the registers.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Electoral registers of Glamorgan County Council, 1920-1947, including Gower Division, 1920-1927, Aberavon Division, 1946-1947, Neath Division, 1946-1947.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Gower Division; Aberavon Division; Neath Division

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Glamorgan County Council Electoral Registers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: January 2005


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Voting registers | Wales | Neath Port Talbot

Voting registers | Wales | Swansea

Personal names

Corporate names

Glamorgan (Wales) | County Council

Places

Aberavon

Gower

Neath