In order to Vote your name must be entered on the Register of Electors, which is compiled by your Local Authority.
You are not automatically registered when you turn 18.
Everyone must complete a form.
You can check if you are registered on http://www.checktheregister.ie by keying in your Province and then your County/City Council.
There are two types of registers that you can apply to be on. Which one you apply for depends on the time of year that you’re filling out the application.
If there is an election or a referendum coming up and you’re not included in the register of electors, then you can apply to be included on the supplementary register.
This application can be made at any time, but if there’s an upcoming election or referendum that you want to vote in, you need to make sure your application is received up to 15 days before polling day. This does not include Sundays, public holidays and Good Friday, so make sure you take that into account.
To get on the supplement to register, you need to fill out the RFA2 form which you can find here. You can also get this form in your post office, public library, or local authority.
Get it signed by a member of the Gardaí (Bring ID).
Post it or bring it to your local authority, county council, or city council.
Your details will then be added to the Register of Electors and you’ll be able to vote in local, national and European elections as well as referendums
The draft register of electors is published on the 1st of November each year. This shows a list of the people included on the official Register of Electors on the 15th of February the following year.
To be included in the Draft Register, you must send in your application RFA form which you can find here before November 25th. .
Post it or bring it to your local authority, county council, or city council – It is your responsibility to make sure it arrives on time so deliver by hand rather than post if you are submitting it close to the deadline.