Do you have ancestors from Kilmarnock in the Scottish county of Ayrshire? Explore this collection of voters lists from 1837 to 1852. The records cab give details such as your ancestors name and occupation, they also include the names of those who did not vote.
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Names of those who did not vote
The Scotland, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock Voters Lists 1837-1852 have been provided by the East Ayrshire Family History Society.
The records are a lists of those who were eligible to vote during the time the register is in force which is usually one year, included in the records are the names of the candidates and who voted for them. The voter’s lists include the names of those who did not vote, they can also show if a person changed their vote from the previous election.
Before 1832, most of the Scottish population did not have the right to vote. The Scottish Reform Act 1832 allowed owners or tenants of residents worth more than £10.00 the right to vote provided 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 voter rolls. By 1930, voting rights became universal in Scotland.
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