Document referenceQDE(R)
TitleRegisters of electors : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-series consists of registers of electors for the North Riding of Yorkshire from 1832 to 1973, and for North Yorkshire from 1974 onwards. Until 1886 there was an annual volume covering the county. After this date there were volumes in each year covering the individual parliamentary divisions.

There are no registers of electors for the years 1915 to 1917, or for the years 1940 to 1944. The registers exclude Middlesbrough and District from 1918, and Teesside County Borough from 1968-1974.
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyAn Act of 1832 (2 & 3 William IV cap. 45) abolished the assessments to land tax as an electoral qualification and required an annual register to be made. Claims in the prescribed form were to be sent to the overseers of the poor who complied the lists which were then submitted to a revising barrister for claims and objections. The revised list was then printed by the Clerk of the Peace.

After 1889 and the creation of the County Council, the Clerk of the County Council acts as returning officer, but the records have been kept together in one series.
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