Does anybody know if there were electoral rolls taken in Dublin between the censuses?
If so, I suppose if they are not available on line, they might be in a library or the archives?
Were the regulations for entry similar to England and Wales?
ie only people over 21, entitled to vote etc. etc.
Excellent question Kooky and a very comprehensive answer from Shane.
The topic begs some questions.
What happened between 1922 and 1939? Did the Free State government (1922-1937) compile Registers of Electors? If so, what happened to them?
From 1937 to the present time (i.e. since the Constitution) there seems to be a continuous but incomplete series.
What happened before 1922 when Ireland was part of the UK? Did the British Government compile Electoral Registers? If so, do they still exist?
From a historical point of view (apart from the usefulness to genealogists like ourselves) the importance of Electoral Registers during this transitionary period is surely of some significance. I'm sure some historian must have studied this area.