Voter.ie

In order to vote at the General Election on the 8th February you must be registered on the Register of Electors 2019/2020

You are eligible to vote in the General Election:-

  • If you were on the register or supplement for the Local Election last May 2019 and have Irish or British citizenship you are eligible to vote in the General Election.
  • If you filled in voter.ie application on line to be included on the new register 2020/2021 and received a positive response you will be placed on the Supplement to the Register and are registered to vote in the General Election.
  • If you filled in a Supplement form and got it stamped at an garda station you are registered to vote in the General Election and your name will be included on the Supplement to the Register for the General Election.

If you are not on the Register, Supplementary Register or did not fill in voter.ie application on line and you wish to vote at the next General Election you will need to:

Franchise Section,
Dublin City Council,
Civic Offices,
Wood Quay,
Dublin D08 RF3F.

OR

  • If you are registered to use MYGov Id you can change your details online in voter.ie

If you have any further queries please contact franchise@dublincity.ie or call (01) 222 2222 (Dublin City Council Customer Services).

Closing Date for Inclusion on the Supplement is Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Important - If you submitted forms for inclusion on the new register 2020/2021 you are not registered to vote as this Register does not commence until 15th February 2020. 

The onus is on the Elector to check that they are correctly registered to vote.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the General Election Taking Place? | Who Can Vote In this General Election? | How do I know if I am registered to vote? | What if I am not registered or my details are incorrect (e.g. registered at an incorrect address)? | What if I am unable to vote in person at my local polling station on the 8th of February?

When is the General Election Taking Place?

A General Election will take place on Saturday 8th February 2020 with polling between the hours of 7.00 am and 10.00 pm.

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Who Can Vote In this General Election?

Only persons on the Register of Electors 2019-2020 (which remains in effect until 14 February 2020) or on the Supplement to the Register (which remains open up to and including Weds. 22 January) can vote.  To be registered to vote at this election, you must be an Irish or British citizen, be ordinarily resident in the State and be 18 years or over on polling day.

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How do I know if I am registered to vote?

You can check if your details are on the 2019-2020 Register of Electors online at Voter.ie

Alternatively, or if you cannot find your details on the checktheregister.ie website, you can check directly with your local registration authority (i.e. your City, County or City & County Council) if you appear on the Register or the Supplement. A list of local registration authorities is available at:  https://www.housing.gov.ie/local-government/administration/local-authorities/local-authorities

If your details are included correctly no further action is necessary and you should receive a polling card prior to polling day.

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What if I am not registered or my details are incorrect (e.g. registered at an incorrect address)?

You can apply to be included on the Supplement to the 2019-2020 Register, which will enable you to vote at the 8 February election, and which remains open for applications up to and including Wednesday 22 January. As the supplement remains open until relatively close to polling day, certification of identity is required by either: (a) a member of the Gardaí at your local Garda Station; (b) a registration authority official or (c) a medical practitioner.  The forms have further details and are available at Voter.ie, or from your local registration authority, as follows:

  • If you are not registered - use Form RFA2 to apply
  • If you wish to change address – use Form RFA3 to apply
  • If you are already registered and have become an Irish citizen – use Form RFA5 to apply

Please note the deadline of Wednesday 22 January to be able to vote at the 8 February General Election.

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What if I am unable to vote in person at my local polling station on the 8th of February?

Normally, you must vote in person at your local polling station, however certain categories of person can apply to be entered on a list of Special or Postal voters, and these include:

Those with a physical illness or physical disability living in a hospital, nursing home or similar institution;

Persons living at home unable to vote at their polling station due to a physical illness or disability;

Persons whose occupation prevents them from voting at their local polling station on polling day, including full-time students registered at home but living elsewhere while attending an educational institution in the State;

Members of An Garda Síochána, whole-time members of the Defence Forces, Irish diplomats posted abroad and their spouses/civil partners, prisoners and certain election staff.

Applications for these categories of voters are also available at Voter.ie, or from your local registration authority.

Please note the deadline of Thursday 16 January for application for Special or Postal Voters Supplement. (This is to enable these Special and Postal voters lists to be prepared on order for postal votes to issue in time for their return to be included in the ballot for your relevant constituency).

You should contact your registration authority as soon as possible if you fall under one of the above categories and wish to apply for a special or postal vote.

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