Register to vote
Registering to vote or updating your details
To register to vote, update your details and check which elections you can vote in, visit checktheregister.ie. Please note that you now need to add your PPSN, date of birth and Eircode, even if you are already registered to vote.
To register, you can also complete the Register of Electors form and return it to Franchise Section, Áras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford, N39 NH56. Alternatively, you can email a colour copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please find the Irish language version of this form available here.
There are also other ways to register to vote and update your details depending on your circumstances. Find out more below.
Postal Voters List
A postal voters list is prepared as part of the Register of Electors. Applications for inclusion in the list must be made to the Registration Authority, and in the case of a first application must be accompanied by a medical certificate. An elector whose name is entered in the postal voters list may only vote by post at an election or referendum.
The following categories of persons can be registered as postal voters:
- electors with an illness or disability who are living at home
- electors who are unable to vote at their polling station due to circumstances of occupation, employees and students
- whole-time members of the Defence Forces who live in military barracks may be registered either at the barracks or at their home address
- Irish diplomats posted abroad and their spouses - they are registered at their home address in Ireland
The form to apply for the postal voters list due to illness or disability is available here. Please find the Irish language version of this form available here.
Members of the Garda Síochána have the option of being registered as ordinary electors or as postal voters. In either case, they are registered at their home address. An elector registered as a postal voter may vote by post only and may not vote at a polling station.
Special Voters List
Registration authorities also prepare a list of special voters as part of the Register of Electors. Voters with disabilities or illness who are residing in a nursing home or hospital are included in this list. In order to qualify, an elector's disability must be likely to continue for the duration of the register and prevent him or her from going to the polling station to vote. The form to apply for your name to be added to the special voters list is available here. Please find the Irish language version of this form available here.
Pending Electors List
Please fill out this form and include all members of the household who are over 16 years old. Return this form to Franchise Section, Áras an Chontae, Great Water Street, Longford, N39 NH56. Alternatively, you can email a colour copy to email@example.com. Please note that applicants aged between 16 and 17 will initially be placed on the pending electors list.
Third-Party request to amend the Register
You can request to amend the Register if you have reasonable grounds to believe that an entry in the register about another person is inaccurate. The local authority will consider your request and decide what, if any, action to take. This form is available here. Please find the Irish language version of this form available here.
If the publication of your name and address would be harmful to your personal safety or to that of a member of your household, you can apply to be an anonymous elector. The form to apply to be an anonymous elector is available on checktheregister.ie.