How to register to vote

a command to select your name should be entered on the Voters List, which is compiled by your Local Authority.

You are not automatically registered when you are 18 years old.

Everyone should fill out the form.

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Starting November 1st, ask to see the Voters List at your local post office, Guard office, library or city or district council office – to see if your name is on the List.
You can check if you are registered at by entering in your Province and then your District / Town Council.
All inhabitants of the Republic of Ireland, irrespective of citizenship or nationality You must be at least 18 years of age on February 15, on the day the Registration takes effect. You also normally have stayed in the State on 1 September of the year before the Register entered into force.
The registration form is available online at the Registration Form for the following links or from your local post office, library, garda station and local council office.
February every year The list goes into effect
The Live Register is available for inspection at the Council Office, Library, Post Office and Garda Station. The Life List is then used in any election and / or referendum held within the next 12 months.
It is still possible to enroll in the Additional List: up to 14 business days prior to polling day – (deciding annually election by Government)
Additional Enrollment Form (RFA2) is used – this needs to be witnessed by the Guard.
Closing Date for acceptance of Application for Supplements to Voters Register shall be 14 working days prior to the Election and published in local and national newspapers in the context of General Elections and / or Referendum.
Additional Address Changes (RFA3) used – Someone who is on the Live List in one County but now resides in another County may apply for inclusion in
Supplement to the Voters Register in County where he is now a resident. Also, someone who has moved within the County between the Local Electoral Regions may apply for inclusion in the
Supplement to the Voters Register for the Local Electoral District in which they now live. This form of RFA 3 is also worth witnessing at Garda Station.
This form can be posted for free to your local County Council Office
RFA2 form
Days before Poll Day – Additional List published.

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For any questions relating to relevant Council County PHONE registration – (phone number below)

When the POST FORM is complete to the relevant County Council – (address below)

List of County Councils

Carlow County Council (external link), Regional Office, Athy Rd, Carlow.
Ph: +353 (0) 59 9170300, Fax: +353 (0) 59 914 1503 Email: [email protected]

Cavan County Council (external links), Farnham St, Cavan.
Ph: +353 (0) 49 437 8300, Fax: +353 (0) 49 436 1565 Email: [email protected]

Clare County Council (external links), New Rd, Ennis, Clare.
Ph: + 353 (0) 65 682 1616, Fax: +353 (0) 65 682 8233 Email: [email protected]

Cork County Council (external links), County Hall, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.
Ph: +353 (0) 21 427 6891, Fax: +353 (0) 21 427 6321, Email Directory (external link)

Donegal County Council (external links), County House, The Diamond, Lifford, Donegal
Ph: +353 (0) 74 915 3900, Fax: +353 (0) 74 917 2812 Email: [email protected]

Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown (external links), County Hall, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Ph: +353 (0) 1 205 4700, Fax: +353 (0) 1 298 6827 Email: [email protected]

Fingal County Council (external links), County Hall, Main St, Swords, Dublin.
Ph: +353 (0) 1 890 5000 Email: [email protected]

Galway County Council (external link), Áras an Chontae, County Hall, Prospect Hill, Galway.

Ph: +353 (0) 91 509 000, Fax: +353 (0) 91 509 010, Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Kerry County Council (external links), County Building, Rathass, Tralee, Kerry.
Ph: +353 (0) 66 718 3500, Fax: +353 (0) 66 712 2466 Email: [email protected]

Kildare County Council (external links), Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Kildare.
Ph: +353 (0) 45 980 200, Fax: +353 (0) 45 980 240 Email: [email protected]

Kilkenny County Council (external links), John St, Kilkenny.
Ph: +353 (0) 56 779 4000, Email: [email protected]

Laois County Council (external link), Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Laois.
Ph: +353 (0) 57 866 4000, Fax: +353 (0) 57 862 2313. Contact Form (external link)

Leitrim County Council (external links), Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim.
Ph: +353 (0) 71 962 0005, Fax: +353 (0) 71 962 1982 Email: [email protected]

Longford County Council (external links), Great Water St, Longford.
Ph: +353 (0) 43 334 3300, Email: [email protected]

Louth County