Electoral Registers held at other organisations

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This is a backup of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and remains unavailable.

The following source list was originally available only on paper in one of the West Yorkshire Archive Service offices. It may have been compiled many years ago and could be out of date. It was designed to act as a signpost to records of interest on a particular historical subject, but may relate only to one West Yorkshire district, or be an incomplete list of sources available. Please feel free to add or update with any additional information.


Please note the WYAS does not hold any Burgess Rolls for the borough constituencies of:

  • Barnsley
  • Batley and Morley
  • Bradford
  • Dewsbury
  • Halifax
  • Huddersfield
  • Leeds
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Wakefield


Below is a list of electoral registers, burgess rolls and poll books etc for places in the former county of the West Riding held by organisations other than WYAS. For details of what electoral registers are held by WYAS see here.


The contact details of these repositories can be found at the end of the table.

Key: B = Burgess Rolls ; E = Electoral Register


Division E/B Dates Repository Notes
Allerton B 1882 onwards Bradford LSL -
Ardsley East E 1948-1964 Morley Library -
Barnsley B Aug 1869 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley B Oct 1871 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley B Oct 1877 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley B 1879-1881 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley B Oct 1882 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley B 1882-1884 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley B Oct 1883 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley B 1885-1914 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley, Division of West Riding E 1915 Barnsley A & LS Register of voters
Barnsley, Parliamentary & County Borough of E 1918-1923 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley, Parliamentary & County Borough of E 1918-1926 Barnsley A & LS Absent voters
Barnsley, Parliamentary & County Borough of E 1925-1940 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley, Parliamentary & County Borough of E 1928-1939 Barnsley A & LS Absent voters
Barnsley, Parliamentary & County Borough of E 1944-1974 Barnsley A & LS -
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough E 1974 to date Barnsley A & LS -
Batley E 1878-1879 Batley Library -
Batley E 1898-1899 Batley Library -
Batley E 1906 Batley Library -
Batley E 1918-1939 Batley Library -
Batley E 1945-1960 Batley Library -
Batley E 1962-2002 Batley Library -
Batley E 2003 to date Batley Library Unedited register
Batley E 1976-1983 Huddersfield LSL -
Batley and Morley E 1918 Huddersfield LSL -
Batley and Morley E 1945-1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Batley and Morley E 1965 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Batley and Morley E 1967-1975 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Batley and Morley E 1977-1983 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Batley and Morley Borough E 1938 Leeds LFHL -
Batley and Morley Borough E 1945-1960 Leeds LFHL -
Batley and Morley Borough E 1962-1973 Leeds LFHL After 1974 included in Leeds
Batley and Spen E 1984 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Batley and Spen E 1985 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Batley and Spen E 1984-2001 Huddersfield LSL -
Batley and Spen E 2002-2006 Huddersfield LSL unedited register
Birkenshaw E 1984-2002 Batley Library -
Birstall E 1949-1960 Batley Library -
Birstall E 1962-2002 Batley Library -
Bolton B 1873 onwards Bradford LSL -
Bowling B 1848 onwards Bradford LSL -
Bradford B 1848 onwards Bradford LSL -
Bradford (inc. Northowram, Queensbury and Shelf) E 1965-1971 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Bradford South (including Northowram, Queensbury and Shelf) E 1971-1986 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Brighouse E 1965 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Brighouse E 1967-1983 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Brighouse and Spen E 1965 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Brighouse and Spen E 1967 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Brighouse and Spenborough E 1957-1959 Huddersfield LSL -
Brighouse and Spenborough E 1961-1962 Huddersfield LSL -
Brighouse and Spenborough E 1964-1966 Huddersfield LSL -
Brighouse and Spenborough E 1968-1971 Huddersfield LSL -
Brighouse and Spenborough E 1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Brighouse and Spenborough E 1965-1984 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Calderdale Metropolitan Borough E 1974 to date Halifax CRL -
Calder Valley E 1984-1986 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Castleford E 1964-1965 Castleford Library -
Castleford E 1970-1974 Castleford Library -
Castleford E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield Registers
Clayton B 1930 onwards Bradford LSL with gaps
Colne Valley E 1899-1915 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Colne Valley E 1918 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Colne Valley E 1919-1937 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Colne Valley E 1939 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Colne Valley E 1945-1985 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Colne Valley E 1961-1968 Huddersfield LSL -
Colne Valley E 1970 Huddersfield LSL -
Colne Valley E 1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Colne Valley E 1975-2001 Huddersfield LSL -
Dearne Valley E 1949-1971 Doncaster LSL On microfiche
Dearne Valley, part in Wath upon Dearne District only E 1958-1959 Rotherham A & LS incomplete
Dearne Valley, part in Wath upon Dearne District only E 1962 Rotherham A & LS incomplete
Dearne Valley, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough only E 1971-1984 Rotherham A & LS -
Denby Dale E 1962-1969 Huddersfield LSL -
Denby Dale E 1971 Huddersfield LSL -
Denby Dale E 1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Denby Dale E 1975-1983 Huddersfield LSL -
Dewsbury B 1863-1889 Dewsbury Library Also on microfilm
Dewsbury E 1874-1879 Dewsbury Library Also on microfilm
Dewsbury E 1881-1884 Dewsbury Library Also on microfilm
Dewsbury E 1889-1898 Dewsbury Library Also on microfilm
Dewsbury B 1912-1915 Dewsbury Library Also on microfilm
Dewsbury E 1918-1939 Dewsbury Library -
Dewsbury E 1945 to date Dewsbury Library -
Dewsbury B 1879 Huddersfield LSL -
Dewsbury B 1881-1895 Huddersfield LSL -
Dewsbury B 1897 Huddersfield LSL -
Dewsbury E 1913-1915 Huddersfield LSL -
Dewsbury E 1965 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Dewsbury E 1967-1985 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Dewsbury E 1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Dewsbury E 1975-2001 Huddersfield LSL -
Dewsbury E 2002-2006 Huddersfield LSL unedited register
Dewsbury All Saints E 1909-1910 Huddersfield LSL -
Doncaster B 1844-1915 Doncaster A -
Doncaster E 1958-1967 Doncaster A -
Doncaster E 1899-1915 Doncaster LSL On microfiche
Doncaster E 1918-1939 Doncaster LSL On microfiche
Doncaster E 1945-1952 Doncaster LSL 1945 on microfiche
Doncaster E 1955-1973 Doncaster LSL 1965 on microfiche
Doncaster, Division of West Riding - Wales only E 1913 Rotherham A & LS -
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough E 1974 to date Doncaster LSL -
Don Valley E 1918-1939 Doncaster LSL On microfiche
Don Valley E 1945 Doncaster LSL On microfiche
Don Valley E 1955-1973 Doncaster LSL 1957 and 1958 on microfiche
Don Valley E 1973-1974 Rotherham A & LS -
Eccleshill B 1899 onwards Bradford LSL -
Elland E 1899-1949 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Elland E 1957-1959 Huddersfield LSL -
Elland E 1961 Huddersfield LSL -
Esholt B 1937 onwards Bradford LSL -
Featherstone E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
Goole E 1949-1964 Doncaster LSL On microfiche
Great Horton B 1848 onwards Bradford LSL -
Halifax Municipal County Borough B 1832-1833 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Halifax Municipal County Borough B 1835-1839 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Halifax Municipal County Borough B 1848-1853 Halifax CRL Also on microfilm
Halifax Municipal County Borough B 1864-1878 Halifax CRL Also on microfilm
Halifax Municipal County Borough B 1880-1915 Halifax CRL Also on microfilm
Halifax Municipal County Borough B 1919-1924 Halifax CRL -
Halifax Municipal County Borough B 1926-1939 Halifax CRL -
Halifax Municipal County Borough E 1945-1974 Halifax CRL -
Heaton B 1882 onwards Bradford LSL -
Heckmondwike E 1913 Huddersfield LSL -
Hemsworth (Division of West Riding) E 1918-1926 Barnsley A & LS Register of voters
Hemsworth E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
Holmfirth E 1898-1915 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Holmfirth E 1957-1959 Huddersfield LSL -
Holmfirth E 1961 Huddersfield LSL -
Holmfirth and Meltham E 1962-1971 Huddersfield LSL -
Holmfirth and Meltham E 1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Holmfirth and Meltham E 1975-1983 Huddersfield LSL -
Horbury E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
Huddersfield B 1897-1904 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield B 1906-1915 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield E 1918-1919 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield E 1918-1919 Huddersfield LSL Absent voters list
Huddersfield E 1920-1939 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield E 1920-1921 Huddersfield LSL Absent voters list
Huddersfield E 1926 Huddersfield LSL Absent voters list
Huddersfield E Oct 1945 Huddersfield LSL Supplimentary register
Huddersfield E Oct 1945 Huddersfield LSL Service register
Huddersfield E 1946 Huddersfield LSL Service register
Huddersfield E 1945-1949 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield E 1951-2001 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield E 2002-2006 Huddersfield LSL unedited register
Huddersfield E 1965 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Huddersfield E 1967-1970 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Huddersfield E 1971-1978 Huddersfield LSL East only, on microfiche
Huddersfield E 1979-1985 Huddersfield LSL On microfiche
Huddersfield, residents transferred to West Riding E 1937 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield transferred districts, Milnsbridge etc E Oct 1938 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield transferred districts, Armitage Bridge, Netherton and South Crosland E 1938-1939 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield, residents transferred from West Riding E Oct 1939 Huddersfield LSL -
Huddersfield, transferred districts civilian residence register E 1945-1946 Huddersfield LSL Electoral Register - added areas
Huddersfield, business premises register E May 1945 Huddersfield LSL -
Idle B 1899 onwards Bradford LSL -
Keighley E 1920 to date Keighley Library -
Knottingley E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
Leeds Township E 1832-1973 Leeds LFHL -
Leeds Township E 1918-1939 Leeds LFHL Absent voters list
Leeds Metropolitan District E 1974 to date Leeds LFHL Current reg in Information Centre
Little Horton B 1848 onwards Bradford LSL -
Manningham B 1848 onwards Bradford LSL -
Meltham E 1957-1959 Huddersfield LSL -
Meltham E 1961 Huddersfield LSL -
Meltham (and Holmfirth) E 1962-1971 Huddersfield LSL -
Meltham (and Holmfirth) E 1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Meltham (and Holmfirth) E 1975-1983 Huddersfield LSL -
Mirfield E 1957-1959 Huddersfield LSL -
Mirfield E 1963-1972 Huddersfield LSL -
Mirfield E 1975-1983 Huddersfield LSL -
Morley E 1918-1939 Batley Library -
Morley E 1945-1960 Batley Library -
Morley E 1962-1974 Batley Library -
Morley (and Batley) Borough E 1938 Leeds LFHL -
Morley (and Batley) Borough E 1945-1960 Leeds LFHL -
Morley (and Batley) Borough E 1962-1973 Leeds LFHL After 1974 included in Leeds
Normanton E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
North Bierley, includes Low Moor, Wibsey and Wyke B 1899 onwards Bradford LSL -
Ossett Borough E 1918-1939 Batley Library At back of Batley registers
Ossett Borough E 1945-1948 Batley Library At back of Batley registers
Ossett E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
Pontefract E 1963-1964 Pontefract Library -
Pontefract E 1967 Pontefract Library -
Pontefract E 1970-1973 Pontefract Library -
Pontefract E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield Registers
Pudsey E 1935-1939 Leeds LFHL -
Pudsey E 1945 Leeds LFHL -
Pudsey E 1956-1972 Leeds LFHL After 1974 included in Leeds
Rotherham, Division of West Riding - Brinsworth only E 1841-1895 Rotherham A & LS Photocopies from WYJS
Rotherham, Division of the West Riding E 1910-1913 Rotherham A & LS -
Rotherham County Borough B 1911 Rotherham A & LS -
Rotherham E 1918 Rotherham A & LS Absent voters list
Rotherham E 1918-1939 Rotherham A & LS -
Rotherham E 1945 to date Rotherham A & LS -
Rother Valley, Wickersley only E 1931-1939 Rotherham A & LS -
Rother Valley, Dalton and Dinnington only E 1938 Rotherham A & LS -
Rother Valley, parishes within Kiveton Park Rural District only E 1939 Rotherham A & LS 12 polling districts
Rother Valley E 1945-2007 Rotherham A & LS -
Sheffield B 1841 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1843 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1851-1854 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1861 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1864 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1870 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1872 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1874-1876 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield B 1878-1914 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield Attercliffe E 1920 to date Sheffield LSL Some gaps in the 1920s
Sheffield Brightside E 1920 to date Sheffield LSL Some gaps
Sheffield Central E 1920-1948 Sheffield LSL Some gaps
Sheffield Central E 1984 to date Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield Ecclesall E 1920-1948 Sheffield LSL Some gaps
Sheffield Hallam E 1920-1984 Sheffield LSL Some gaps
Sheffield Hallam E 1984 to date Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield Heeley E 1949 to date Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield Hillsborough E 1920 to date Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield Neepsend E 1949-1954 Sheffield LSL -
Sheffield Park E 1920-1983 Sheffield LSL Some gaps
Sheffield University E 1944 Sheffield Archives In Combined English Universities Constituency
Sheffield University E 1947 Sheffield Archives -
Skipton E 1975-1981 Cumbria RO -
Slaithwaite E 1957-1959 Huddersfield LSL -
South Elmsall E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
South Kirkby E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
Southern Division of the West Riding E 1872-1873 Barnsley A & LS -
Spenborough E 1975-1983 Huddersfield LSL Register of voters
Spenborough (and Brighouse) E 1957-1959 Huddersfield LSL -
Spenborough (and Brighouse) E 1961-1962 Huddersfield LSL -
Spenborough (and Brighouse) E 1964-1966 Huddersfield LSL -
Spenborough (and Brighouse) E 1968-1971 Huddersfield LSL -
Spenborough (and Brighouse) E 1973 Huddersfield LSL -
Spenborough (and Brighouse) E 1965-1984 Halifax CRL On microfilm
Stanley E 1974 to date Wakefield LSL Included in Wakefield registers
Thornbury B 1882 onwards Bradford LSL -
Thornton B 1899 onwards Bradford LSL -
Tong B 1899 onwards Bradford LSL -
Tyersal B 1882 onwards Bradford LSL -
Wakefield Borough B 1850-1878 Wakefield LSL -
Wakefield Borough B 1880-1914 Wakefield LSL -
Wakefield Borough E 1832 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1834-1838 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1840-1841 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1846-1858 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1862 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1865 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1867-1868 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1873-1880 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1882-1915 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary voters
Wakefield Borough E 1918-1926 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary & county votes
Wakefield Borough E 1928-1939 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary & county votes
Wakefield Borough E 1945-1965 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary & county votes
Wakefield Borough E 1968-1973 Wakefield LSL Parliamentary & county votes
Wakefield Borough, North & South Wards B 1894-1895 Wakefield LSL Parochial elections
Wakefield E 1996-2001 Huddersfield LSL -
Wakefield E 2002-2006 Huddersfield LSL Unedited register
Wentworth, Division of West Riding – part within Wath upon Dearne Urban District only E 1921-1937 Rotherham A & LS incomplete
Wentworth E 1984 to date Rotherham A & LS -
West Riding Poll Book - 1835 Wakefield LSL -
West Riding Poll Book - 1837 Wakefield LSL -
West Riding Poll Book - 1841 Wakefield LSL -
West Riding Poll Book - 1848 Wakefield LSL -
West Riding Poll Book - 1859 Wakefield LSL -
West Riding, Ballot Book for the office of Register for - 1809 Wakefield LSL -
West Riding, Rotherham Division - Brinsworth only E 1841-1895 Rotherham A & LS Photocopies from WYJS
West Riding, Wakefield district E 1841 Wakefield LSL -
West Riding, South Division E 1865 Wakefield LSL & 1865 out-voters
West Riding, Rotherham Division E 1910-1913 Rotherham A & LS -
West Riding, Doncaster Division - Wales only E 1913 Rotherham A & LS -
West Riding, Barnsley Division E 1915 Barnsley A & LS Register of voters
West Riding, Hemsworth Division E 1918-1926 Barnsley A & LS Register of voters
West Riding, residents transferred to County Borough of Huddersfield - 1937 Huddersfield LSL -
West Riding, residents transferred to County Borough of Huddersfield - Oct 1939 Huddersfield LSL -
Yorkshire - 1741 Wakefield LSL One original copy and one reprint
Yorkshire - 1807 Wakefield LSL -


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