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Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« on: Monday 12 October 15 03:44 BST (UK) »
Hello all,

was looking through the FindMyPast Electoral roll dated 1926 & was curious what the symbols on the left hand side next to the name meant?, like eg, HO, O, Dw, Rw, D, etc etc, my relative has a vertical arrow pointing up & down, plus an odd symbol with circle in the center with like a "C" pointing opposite ways on top & bottom, anyone have a clue?

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Re: Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 October 15 04:51 BST (UK) »
Hi

Usually on the first page or so of the roll you will find an explanation of the symbols.

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Re: Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 October 15 05:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks Andy,

I'll try & find this first page

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Re: Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 October 15 08:59 BST (UK) »
For starters:

R: Residence qualification.
BP: Business premises qualification.
O: Occupation qualification.
HO: Qualification through husband's occupation.
NM: Naval or Military voter.
RW: Residence qualification (women).
OW: Occupation qualification (women).

is a Section sign, sometimes used to denote a footnote, when the asterisk (*) has already been used on a page.

Was the other sign a double dagger ()? Which can also be used to denote footnotes.
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Re: Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 12 October 15 22:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks KGarrad,

yes I had another look at the symbols & it would be a double dagger, seemed like arrows but just the way the type came out on the page, it has a side note stating that the relatives usual abode is at so & so street & house name, the other house he owned was used as a coal store & a stable for the cart horses used in the coal delivery business

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 12 October 15 22:30 BST (UK) »
Good to know KG....thanks....I'm a bit wiser now too.
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Re: Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 12 October 15 22:34 BST (UK) »
Useful explanation on this page:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ga9/

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Re: Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 12 October 15 23:56 BST (UK) »
Useful explanation on this site too:

http://www.electoralregisters.org.uk/codes.htm
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Re: Electoral roll symbols, what do they mean?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 October 15 19:56 BST (UK) »
For starters:

R: Residence qualification.
BP: Business premises qualification.
O: Occupation qualification.
HO: Qualification through husband's occupation.
NM: Naval or Military voter.
RW: Residence qualification (women).
OW: Occupation qualification (women).

is a Section sign, sometimes used to denote a footnote, when the asterisk (*) has already been used on a page.

Was the other sign a double dagger ()? Which can also be used to denote footnotes.

Note However.  that "occupation"   means like Occupier   of a property. and NOT  Job  or profession.
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