We have a large run of Electoral Registers for Perth & Kinross. These record the names of persons at particular addresses who are entitled to vote.
The Perthshire Electoral Registers begin in 1901 and Kinross-shire in 1899, and both continue to the present day. However, please be aware that both these runs contain many gaps. Please also note that there is guidance for viewing registers, and restrictions on registers produced in the last ten years. We ask that you contact us before visiting if you wish to see a specific year.
As well as the run of modern registers we also have a small number dating from the 19th century:
- 1832 – Electors of the County of Perth
- 1832 – Register of Voters in the County of Perth
- 1837 – Register of Voters in the County of Perth
- 1837 – Register of Voters in Crieff District
Guidance for viewing electoral registers
Guidance for supervising public inspection of the full electoral register
Library staff have a legal responsibility to comply with certain condition set out by the Electoral Registration Office in allowing the electoral register to be available to the public. In order to achieve this there are certain procedures you will be asked to follow:
- Our copy of the register only covers Perth & Kinross. It is the annual edition, and we do not receive the monthly updates.
- Members of the public must be invigilated whilst accessing the register. Therefore, you will be asked to sit in an area where staff supervision is possible.
- Taking photographs of the register is not permitted. Members of the public may take handwritten notes.
- Access to the electoral register is restricted to the current year and registers over ten years old.
- The register can only be consulted on Library premises. Staff are unable to give out information from the register over the phone, by post or email.
Legal requirements of supervision
Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (as amended).
Penalties for breaching law
Under the Regulations referred to above, anyone who fails to observe these conditions is committing a criminal offence. The penalty is an unlimited fine in England and Wales, or a fine of up to £5,000 in Scotland, and/or up to six months in prison.
If anyone believes their own or another person’s entry is incorrect, they should contact the Electoral Registration Officer immediately at:
Electoral Registration Officer
Tel: 01738 630303
Fax: 01738 639753
Email: [email protected]