Yesterday, the U.S. had its midterm elections. This was the first large scale election that I have been able to vote in since becoming a U.S. Citizen back in February 2017.
As all of my family are from England, this got me thinking about past elections they would have voted in. I am fairly lucky in that most of my family (especially my maternal side) have lived in London for many generations, so Electoral Records for this area are fairly easy to find. Ancestry has the London, England, Electoral Registers from 1832-1965 available on their website. Electoral records for each year list the names and addresses of those eligible and registered to vote. Women were not allowed to vote until 1928 in England (although some who met certain requirements were allowed to vote from 1918).
Below are a few of the Electoral Records I have collected for my ancestors. For many of them, I have been able to track their location for a 20 year period between the 1911 Census and 1939 Register thanks to these records!