Register to vote ... Use it ... Don't lose it

Vote LabourEvery local authority in Ireland is responsible for compiling and publishing a list of voters in the local area. This is called the Register of Electors or the Electoral Register. The register comes into force on 15th February every year and is used at each election and referendum held in the succeeding 12 months.

Anyone can check their details on this Register which is available in all local authority offices, post offices, Garda stations and public libraries.

Voting is an important way of having your say. If you don't vote, your opinion becomes irrelevant.




The right to vote is as follows:

  • Irish citizens may vote at every election and referendum;

  • British Citizens may vote at Dáil, European and local elections;

  • EU citizens (other than Irish and British Citizens) may vote at European and local elections;

  • Non-EU citizens may vote at local elections.


You can check on-line if you are still entitled to vote, go to Check the Register.

If you are not on the register and wish to be included then you must complete an RFA form

If you are on the register but have moved address you must complete relevant application form (RFA3). Irish versions of these forms are also available for download – (RFA2) or (RFA3).

If you need to add your name to the Register,you can download relevant application form and ensure that this (RFA 2) form is verified at either your local Garda Station or Local Authority offices.




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