You can access the Tasmanian electoral rolls in the Library online, in microform and print formats.

Electoral rolls online

Online access to Tasmanian electoral rolls is provided through two eResources:

  • Ancestry (Library Edition) (1914-1954) - Visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Ancestry'.
  • FindMyPast (1934 & 1943 only) - Visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Find my past'.

Electoral rolls on microfiche/film

Tasmanian electoral rolls on microfilm are available for the following years in our cabinet drawer marked 'Tasmania 1':

  • Volumes for 1856-1861-2, 1866-7, 1867-8, 1869-70, 1870-1, 1873-4, 1875-6, 1878-9, 1879-80, 1881-2, 1883-4, 1884-5, 1886, 1887-8, 1888-9, 1890-1, 1899-1900, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1912 and 1913

Tasmanian electoral rolls on microfiche are available from 1914 in the general electoral rolls microfiche cabinet:

  • 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919
  • 1921, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1929
  • 1930, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1939
  • 1941, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1949
  • 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958
  • 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
  • 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
  • 1980, 1982, 1984, 1988 (April), 1989
  • 1990 (February & December), 1991 (May & November), 1992 (May), 1993 (February & June), 1994 (January & August), 1995 (February & August), 1996 (February & November) 1997 (February & August), 1998 (February & August), 1999 (February & August)
  • 2000 (February & August), 2001 (February, July & October), 2002 (January & July), 2003 (January & August), 2004 (February & June), 2005 (February), 2006 (January), 2007 (April), 2008 (January)

Electoral rolls in print

The Library holds many of the original printed Tasmanian electoral rolls which are bound according to year and electoral division. These are not held on open access but must be requested for use via the Library's catalogue. All but the latest year held (2009) are stored offsite at the Library's Hume warehouse. As the rolls are also available on microfiche on open access in the Newspapers and Family History zone it is recommended that these rolls be accessed instead of the print.

You can locate entries for the Tasmanian electoral rolls in the Library's catalogue using the following exact terms, including quotation marks, in a search:

"voting registers - tasmania - periodicals"

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On the 13th of March 1912, Tasmania ceased maintaining a separate State electoral roll in favour of a joint roll produced by the Commonwealth.

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Cabinets for electoral rolls in Newspaper Family History Zone

Electoral rolls microfiche cabinet, Newspapers and Family History zone

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