Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also electoral register)
In the UK, an official list of the people in a district who are entitled to vote in an election: all voters must be entered on the electoral roll, which is updated annually
More example sentences
- She's on the move and isn't registered on the electoral roll. ‘My vote should make a difference, but it won't.’
- The two Eisenhower civil rights acts only added an extra 3% Black voters to the electoral roll for the 1960 election.
- Men were identified from an electronic copy of the electoral roll, enrolment to vote being compulsory for all Australian adults.
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