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Before every election in the US, there is a cutoff date by which one has to be registered to vote -- if you miss the cutoff, you can't vote in that area. People who are already registered to vote in California and move to another area may be able to vote provisionally -- I would have to look up the rules. But every step of the process has a similar cutoff ...


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I've moved the research plan / search results from the question into a self-answer. Somerset Marriages A search of FreeBMD turned up a candidate for a marriage registered Mar 1845 in Wellington Reg District for a Stephen Rossiter. A Postem on that entry says: Stephen married Ann COURT (bap 21 Apr 1822, Chipstable, Somerset). Her details were added ...


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I have discovered a deceased person in a modern electoral before. Errors happen, and in your case if you think other evidence points to it being the same person, it is probably the same person. According to The completeness and accuracy of electoral registers in Great Britain (March 2010), the number of deceased individuals in electoral registers is (in ...


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Current California Legislative Information on elections includes this provision: "ARTICLE 5. Voter Registration Index [2180 - 2194.1] ( Article 5 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. ) "2180. "(a) At least once, and more often if he or she deems it necessary, within each two-year period commencing on the first day of January in each odd-numbered year, ...


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These two guides are available for download from the British Library: Guide to electoral registers in the British Library (PDF format, 92KB) (which when downloaded has a title of "UK electoral registers and their uses") and Parliamentary Constituencies and their Registers since 1832, also from the British Library, which was suggested and linked to by Find ...


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Bear in mind that there is a legally-defined cut-off date for the Registers, which is, last I heard, 15th October. So anyone who dies after that date actually must appear in the register for "next" year. The register has an effective date of 1 December (again, last I heard), so has to be "published" before then. We get asked yearly if we still exist (as it ...


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