Your Vote is your Voice – Check the Register

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The Register of Electors comes into force on 15th February each year and is used at each election and referendum held in the succeeding 12 months.  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 the elector ordinarily resides.  

The Draft Register of Electors is currently on display at Dublin City Council’s offices and Libraries, Garda Stations, Post Offices and online at www.checktheregister.ie

If you are aged 18 or over, check that your name, address and details are correct on the Draft Register.  If you are not on the Draft Register, or your details are incorrect please complete the RFA1 registration form and return it to the Franchise Section, FREEPOST,  Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 by 12 midnight on Wednesday, 25th November 2015.

Check your voting rights

  • Referenda: Only Irish citizens can vote in referenda e.g. to vote for or against a proposal to modify the Irish constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann).
  • Presidential: Only Irish citizens can vote in Presidential Elections.
  • Elections for Dáil Éireann: Both Irish and British citizens can vote in elections for Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament).
  • Elections for the European Parliament: Irish, British and other European Union (EU) citizens can vote in elections for the European Parliament.
  • Elections for Local Government: Irish, British, EU and non-EU citizens can vote in local elections.

What to do if an election is called and you are not registered ?

If an election or referendum is called and you are not included in the current Register of Electors or the Supplement, you should apply to have your name included in the Supplement to the Register by completing an “RFA2 Inclusion in Supplement form", ensuring it has been signed by a member of the Garda Siochána, and return it by post to the Franchise Section, FREEPOST, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

In order to change your registered voting address, you must complete an “RFA3 change of address supplement form”, ensuring it has been signed by a member of the Garda Siochána, and return it by post to the Franchise Section, FREEPOST,  Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

Forms are available to download from our Register To Vote page

For further information, please contact Dublin City Council’s Franchise Section on

ph 222 5010 or email  franchise@dublincity.ie

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