In order to comply with Data Protection regulations, our system is set up to only confirm exact details that are inputted on the query page.
- Have you highlighted the correct townland from the dropdown list?
- Have you tried to search for your details by entering your Eircode?
- Have you entered your full Christian name and Surname e.g., Anthony McVeigh could be entered as Tony McVeigh?
- The entries on the register are what is put on your form, some electors have a given name but go by another name e.g., Margaret but is known as Peggy.
- You could have put Patrick on your form and are searching under Paddy or Pat.
- Surnames beginning with O’Reilly, McMahon/Mac or Irish names could have spaces or fada’s e.g., Ó Bradaigh or Uί Bhroin.
- Middle names may be initialised.
- Hyphenated names could have a space or a hyphen.
If you applied recently (since January) you may be included in a Supplement to the Final Register. The Supplement does not display online. Please contact the Register of Electors Section to check your details on the Supplement.
- RFA forms are periodically delivered to householders for completion and returned to us so the register can be updated. If you are not included on this form your name may be removed from the Register as only persons listed as ordinarily residing at the address are included on the Register.
- Your polling card may have been returned indicating that you are no longer resident.
Once the Register comes into force on 15th February each year it cannot be amended. Your details will be changed in the background and if an election/referendum is called during the life of the Register you will not receive a polling card for your previous address.
You can apply to be included on a Supplement to the Register by completing a Supplement Application Form (RFA2), having the form witnessed at a Garda Station and returned to us before the closing date to be included on the supplement.
No. You must be on the Register to be able to vote.
- Resident Irish Citizens may vote at every election and referendum
- Resident British Citizens may vote at Dáil, European and local elections only
- Other resident EU Citizens may vote at European and local elections only
- Resident Non-EU Citizens may vote at local elections only
The polling card is not mandatory for voting. However, even if you have received a polling card, you will need to bring one of the following documents as proof of identification:
- A current Driving Licence
- An Employee identity card containing a photograph
- A student identity card issued by an educational institution and containing a photograph
- A Travel document containing name and photograph
- A Bank or Savings or Credit Union book containing address
- A temporary Residence Certificate card
- A cheque card*
- A credit card*
- A birth certificate*
- A marriage certificate*
*The last 4 items must be accompanied by a further document which established the address of the holder in the constituency or local electoral area.
You can remain on the Register if you intend to return to your residence within 18 months.
The website of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government contains information for voters with disabilities