The Draft Register of Electors is on display at your City Council’s offices, Garda Stations, Libraries, 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 2022/2023.
If you are not on the Draft Register, or your details are incorrect please complete the RFA1 registration form and return it to Dublin City Council, FREEPOST by close of business on the 25th November 2021.
Check your voting rights
Referenda: Only Irish citizens can vote in referenda
Presidential: Only Irish citizens can vote in Presidential Elections.
Dáil Éireann: Only Irish and British citizens can vote in elections for Dáil Éireann.
European Parliament: Irish and other European Union (EU) citizens can vote in elections for the European Parliament.
Local Government: Irish, British, EU and non-EU citizens can vote in local elections.
You may not be able to find yourself on voter.ie if your name, address or Eircode is entered incorrectly. Please contact Franchise if you have registered to vote and cannot find yourself online.
The public have until the 25th November to make a claim for correction (addition, deletion, modification) by completing an RFA1 form. Claims for the addition/deletion of names are ruled on by the County Registrar who is a legally qualified court officer. The ruling is made in public and any person may attend and give evidence. Interested persons are notified of the County Registrar's decision and an appeal may be made in the Circuit Court.
If an election/ referendum is called and you are not on the register you may apply for entry in the Supplement to the Register of Electors which is published prior to polling day at each election and referendum. To apply, fill out the application form (RFA2 Inclusion in Supplement or RFA3 Change of Address) for entry into the Supplement Register of Electors and return it to the Registration Authority.
Application for entry in the Supplement must be received by the Registration Authority at least 14 days before polling day (excluding Sundays, Good Friday or public holidays). Persons entered in the supplement are entitled to vote at elections/referenda held during the currency of the register.
Irish - Irish Citizens: may vote at every election and Referendum
British - British Citizens: may vote at Dáil and Local Elections
EU – European Citizens may vote at European and Local Elections
Non-EU - Non-European Citizens: May vote at Local Elections only
No, unfortunately you are not eligible for a postal vote.
A person whose occupation is likely to prevent them from voting at their local polling station on election day can apply for a postal vote
An elector whose name is entered in the postal voters list may only vote by post. They will be turned away from the polling station if they turn up to vote there, the same will apply to special voters.
The polling information card is only an information card that tells you the date and time of polling and the location of your polling station. You can vote as long as you are on the Register of Electors and have photographic ID (i.e. Passport, Drivers Licence, Bus Pass or Work ID) with you.
You can only vote at a polling station that has been assigned to you. Polling stations are decided by the Returning Officer, according to the polling district boundaries. It is normally a local School or Hall in your area. Polling Scheme circulated prior to polling day.
The edited register contains the names and addresses of persons whose details can be used for a purpose other than an electoral or other statutory purpose e.g. for direct marketing use by a commercial organisation
Registration forms are scanned and shredded after they have been processed.