Perth and Kinross, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1832-1961

Perth and Kinross, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1832-1961

Electoral Registers for the voters of Perth and Kinross Scotland have been added to Ancestry. These registers cover the period from 1832 to 1961 cover the periods of great Electoral Reform.

The Scottish Reform Act of 1832 sought to level the playing field when it came to parliamentary representation and lowered the property threshold, enfranchising much more of the population.

The 1832 Reform act allowed owners or tenants of residences worth more than £10, the right to vote provided that the appropriate poor rates and taxes had been paid for the previous year.

Further reforms in 1868 and 1884 added even more voters to the electoral registers. By 1930 the right to vote became universal in Scotland.

These registers can be searched here (£)