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Registering to Vote

In order to vote in an election or referendum in Ireland, you must be registered to vote.

Being registered to vote means that you can participate in deciding who represents you at local government level, national government level and European government level. 

Check if you are registered at: Check The Register

Who can vote in elections and referenda?

Your eligibility to vote in different types of elections depends on your citizenship.

Irish citizens can vote in every election and referendum.

British citizens can vote in Dáil, European and local elections.

EU citizens can vote in European and local elections.

Non-EU citizens can vote in local elections.

How to apply

Application forms for inclusion on the Electoral Register, Special Voters List, Postal Voters List and the amended Electoral Register are available online here and from all local authorities, post offices and public libraries.

Completed forms must be returned to your local authority.

Further Information

Registering to Vote. Citizensinformation.ie

Check the Register - Application Forms


Last update: 15 May 2020