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The electoral registration process has changed, The Electoral Reform Act 2022 came into effect in October 2022.  The Draft and Live Registers have now been replaced by a Rolling Register of Electors. The Rolling Register will be continuously updated.

PPSN/ Date of Birth/Eircode: If you are already registered to vote under the new legislation you are now required to add your PPSN, Date of Birth and Eircode.

For further information about the Electoral Reform Act 2022, please click here.

Please note that the onus is on all electors to check that all their details and voter status are correct on www.voter.ie or on www.checktheregister.ie

Do you have a question? There is an FAQ section located at the bottom of this page!

How do I register to vote?

Age: Every resident aged 18 years and upwards is entitled to be on the register. A person may register from the age of 16 years of age, however they will not be able to vote until they are 18.

You can now register to vote online on www.voter.ie or on www.checktheregister.ie or by completing Form ERF1 and returning the form to us at: 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
Franchise Section,
Dundrum Office Park,
Off Main Street,
Dundrum,
Dublin 14
D14YY00

How do I check if I am on the Register of Electors?

Check the Register at www.voter.ie or www.checktheregister.ie

Reasons to amend your details on the Register

Someone in your household has become 16 years old and can now pre-register.
You may have changed address.
You want to update or correct your personal details.
You wish to be removed from the Register.

You can amend your details online on www.voter.ie or www.checktheregister.ie

You can also contact us at registerofelectors@dlrcoco.ie or (01) 205 4880.

Your vote is important. Please check www.voter.ie to see if you are currently registered, or contact our Franchise Section on (01) 205 4880.

Local Electoral Area Local Government Electors as of 14th February 2022
Blackrock 25,902
Dún Laoghaire 33,634
Dundrum 29,483
Glencullen/Sandyford 22,786
Killiney/Shankill 30,226
Stillorgan 22,653
Total: 164,684

 

Application Forms for the Register of Electors

Form ERF1 - Register to vote or update details

Foirm ERF1 - Clárú chun vóta a chaitheamh nó sonraí a nuashonrú

Form TPC1 - Third party request to amend the register

Foirm TPC1 - Iarratas ó thríú páirtí chun an clár a leasú

Special Voting Provisions

Form PV2 - Application for postal vote due to illness or disability

Foirm PV2 - Iarratas ar vóta poist de bharr tinnis nó míchumais

Form SV1 - Application for name to be added to the special voters list

Foirm SV1 - Iarratas ar ainm a chur leis an liosta vótálaithe speisialta

Information Booklets

Preparation, Provisions for Inspection, Polling Schemes

Voting Entitlement
Voting and Elections

Voting: The Register of Electors

How Members of Local Authorities Are Elected

How the Dáil is Elected

How Ireland's MEPs are Elected

How the Seanad is Elected

How the President is Elected

The Referendum in Ireland

A Guide to Ireland's PR-STV Voting System

Information for Voters with Disabilities

FAQS

The process has been changed to make it easier to use and easier to administer. Many of these changes were provided for in law by the Electoral Reform Act 2022 https://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2022/act/30/enacted/en/pdf
The main changes to the process include:
•  Continuous registration – this means that the same process is in place all year around and your record can be updated at any time (up to 15 days before an electoral event).
•  Use of PPSNs in the process – in addition to enabling quick and easy online registration, the use of PPSNs will enable basic identity data checks to protect the integrity of the register. It will help local authorities to ensure that the register is accurate and that everyone is only registered once. The data sharing involved in the cross-check with the Department of Social Protection is provided for in the Electoral Reform Act 2022.
•  People will be responsible for registering and maintaining their own information – registration authorities will continue to work with their communities to maintain and manage the register with a view to ensuring it is complete and accurate.
•  Most people will no longer need to get their forms signed at the local Garda stations.
•  The electoral commission – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, will have an oversight role in respect of the electoral register and local authorities will report to it on the work they have done each year to manage and maintain the register. The Commission can make recommendations to local authorities and to the Minister about the register and its process.

Your address is required as it affects where you will vote. Providing your Eircode helps to accurately identify your address. To vote, you must be living full time at an address in the State.

If you are unsure of your Eircode, you can search via your address at eircode.ie.

The location of Polling Stations are updated in the run-up to any election/referendum.

Find My Polling Station

In order to comply with Data Protection regulations, our system is set up to only confirm exact details that are inputted on the query page.  

 

Have you highlighted the correct townland from the drop down list?

Have you tried to search for your details by entering your Eircode?

Have you entered your full Christian name and surname e.g., Anthony McVeigh could be entered as Tony McVeigh?

The entries on the register are what is put on your form, some electors have a given name but go by another name e.g., Margaret but is known as Peggy.

You could have put Patrick on your form and are searching under Paddy or Pat.

Surnames beginning with O’Reilly, McMahon/Mac or Irish names could have spaces or fada’s e.g., Ó Bradaigh or Uί Bhroin.

Hyphenated names could have a space or a hyphen.

No. You must be on the Register to be able to vote.

Presidential :  Resident Irish citizens can vote in Referendum or

                        Presidential Election, Dáil Elections, European   

                        Elections and Local Elections.

Dáil:                Resident British citizens (D) can vote in Dáil

                        Elections and Local Elections.

European:      Resident EU citizens (E) can vote in European

                        Elections and Local Elections.

Local:             Resident Non-EU citizens (L) can vote in Local

                        Elections.

*as indicated on the register.

Firstly you should contact our office at 01 205 4880 and clarify that you are registered at your correct address and have the correct status/nationality.  Once these two details have been confirmed as correct, you can then be given directions to the correct Polling Station in order for you to use your vote.

The location of Polling Stations are updated in the run-up to any election/referendum.

Find My Polling Station

The polling card is not mandatory for voting.  However, even if you have received a polling card, you will need to bring one of the following documents as proof of identification:

  • Passport
  • A current Driving Licence
  • An Employee identity card containing a photograph
  • A student identity card issued by an educational institution and containing a photograph
  • A Travel document containing name and photograph
  • A Bank or Savings or Credit Union book containing address
  • A temporary Residence Certificate card
  • A cheque card*
  • A credit card*
  • A birth certificate*
  • A marriage certificate*

*The last 4 items must be accompanied by a further document which established the address of the holder in the constituency or local electoral area.

If you have no address you may still be eligible to apply to vote if you are living in the State and are otherwise eligible. However, in order to provide you with a polling card and other information you will be asked to provide an address where you can receive post. If there is no address where you can receive post the Register of Electors will contact you to arrange for you to collect your polling card at our offices.

In your application, you will need to tell the Register of Electors the address or the area where you spend a substantial amount of your time. This address will affect where you vote.

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