Register of Electors

The Register of Electors is now a regularly updating rolling register.  The Register is used at each election and referendum. In order to be able to vote at an Election or Referendum, a person’s name must be entered on the Register of Electors for the locality in which they ordinarily reside. 

You can apply to register or update your details at any time. However, where an election or referendum has been formally called, the latest date for receipt of applications by your local authority is 15 days before that electoral event. Sundays, public holidays and Good Friday are not counted as days for this purpose.
If your local authority does not get your form or online update on time it won't be considered for that election or referendum. Different deadlines apply if you wish to apply for a postal vote or to be added to the special voters list. 

Prospective and current electors can apply, update and view the Register of Electors at www.checktheregister.ie

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    Check the Register

    Check if your name is on the Register of Electors in your Local Authority

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    Voting Rights

    Every resident aged 18 and upwards is eligible to be on the register. A person must be ordinarily a resident at the address they wish to be registered.

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    Voter Application Forms

    Voting Application Forms for Register of Electors and information Booklets

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions on Voting and Polling