Dominican Republic, Voter Registration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Voter Registration Records
Collection years: 1931-1960
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Inscripción de Votantes de la República Dominicana
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Archivo General de la Nación

Title in the Language of the Records

Inscripción de Votantes de la República Dominicana

What is in This Collection?

This collection includes the registration of voters for the years 1931 to 1960 covering the entire country. These records are housed at the National General Archive (Archivo General de la Nación) in Santo Domingo. The text of the records was handwritten in Spanish in formatted registers. The electoral inscription is made in two duplicate books, one book is placed at the National Electoral Archive and the other book copy is kept at the municipal archive.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

These records were obtained from public access sources in the Dominican Republic and may be used for informational and research purposes only. Please direct inquiries, requests, or concerns to the e-mail listed at the bottom of the FamilySearch Privacy Policy (

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for available yet)/waypoints Dominican Republic, Voter Registration Records, 1931-1960.

Collection Content

Voter registration registers may include the following the information:

  • Name
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth

How Do I Search the Collection?

Use these records to learn information about your ancestor that will help you find other vital records for your ancestor.

To search by image:
To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Province" category
⇒ Select the "Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, as well as some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

Use the residence to know which Catholic parish and/or civil registrar's office your ancestor lived near.

Use the birth date and place to find a baptism and/or birth record.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring state or region, or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records in Dominican Republic, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Search for church records (baptism, marriage, and burial records) here: Dominican Republic Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Search for civil records (birth, marriage, and death records) here: Dominican Republic Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have registered to vote in the same area or a nearby area.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:

"Dominican Republic Civil Births" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing National General Archives, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Image Citation

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