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Online search functionality for Absent War voters not working

Please note that the online search functionality for Absent War voters is not working due to technical reasons. In the meantime, you can follow the link below to download the complete database.

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Absent war voters

Search the database for absent voters.

The absent war voters is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties. We are working to fix this as soon as possible, and apologise for any inconvenience.​

There was a General Election in 1918 and all those away from their place of residence, including all men in the army, were listed on Absent Voters Lists. These usually recorded the man's regiment, number and rank at the time.

Men had to be over 21 years of age to vote. Please note that men were not given a unique regimental number until 1920, it is therefore possible to find two men with the same number but in different regiments. This database only lists those with a home address in the Leeds area.

Online the search is by name only.  For further details including the home address and who else was entitled to vote at that address please visit the Local and Family History Library.