As the result of an Act of Parliament passed on 6th February 1918, servicemen over the age of 21 became eligible to vote in their home constituency. The first so-called Absent Voters List (AVL) was published on 15th October 1918 and was compiled from details supplied by the men themselves before the closing date for applications of 18th August 1918.
This online version of the 1918 AVL has been transcribed directly from an original copy kept in the Local Studies section of Accrington Library. Although it is clear that the original copy contains several inaccuracies, no attempt has been made to make corrections.
The 1918 AVL for Accrington is available online with the kind permission of Hyndburn Borough Council.
A first analysis has been made of the data.
Acknowledgement is made to Norman Holding for the general notes on the 1918 AVL, which were taken from his book "More Sources of World War 1 Army Ancestry", published by the Federation of Family History Societies.
Abbreviations: P.D., Polling District; Nr., number in Absent Voters List.