How Do I Register To Vote?

In order to Vote your name must be entered on the Register of Electors, which is compiled by your Local Authority.

You are not automatically registered when you turn 18.

Everyone must complete a form.

Registering to Vote is Easy!

  • From 1 November , ask to see the Register of Electors at your local post ffice, Garda station, library or city or county council offices – to see if your name is on the Register.
  • You can check if you are registered on http://www.checktheregister.ie by keying in your Province and then your County/City Council.
  • All residents of the Republic of Ireland, regardless of nationality or citizenship you must be at least 18 years of age on 15 February, the day the Register comes into force. You must also have been ordinarily resident in the State on 1 September in the year before the Register comes into force.
  • Registration forms available online on the following link Registration Forms or from your local post office, library, garda station and local county council offices.
  • February each year Register comes into force
  • The Live Register is available for inspection at County Council Offices, Libraries, Post Offices and Garda Stations. This Live Register is then used at every election and/or Referendum held in the following 12 months.
  • Still possible to register on the Supplementary Register: until 14 working days before polling day – (decided each election year by Government)
  • Supplementary Registration form (RFA2) is used – this needs to be witnessed by a Garda.
  • The Closing Date for receipt of Applications for the Supplement to the Register of Electors is 14 working days before the Election and is published in local and National Newspapers in the run up to any Election and/or Referendum.
  • Supplementary Change of Address (RFA3) is used – A person who is on the Live Register in one County but who is now resident in another County may apply to be entered in the
  • Supplement to the Register of Electors in the County where he/she is now resident. Also, a person who has moved within the County between Local Electoral Areas may apply to be entered in the
  • Supplement to the Register of Electors for the Local Electoral Area in which they are now resident. This RFA 3 form also needs to be witnessed at Garda Station.
  • The form can be posted free of charge to your local County Council Office

RFA2 Form

Day before Polling Day – The Supplementary Register is published.

In order to Vote – you must be on the Register!

Registering to VOTE

For any queries relating to registration PHONE the relevant County Council – (phone numbers below )

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

List of County Councils

Carlow County Council(link is external), County Offices, Athy Rd, Carlow.
Ph: +353 (0)59 9170300, Fax: +353 (0)59 914 1503, Email: secretar@carlowcoco.ie

Cavan County Council(link is external), Farnham St, Cavan.
Ph: +353 (0)49 437 8300, Fax: +353 (0)49 436 1565, Email: info@cavancoco.ie

Clare County Council(link is external), New Rd, Ennis, Clare.
Ph: + 353 (0)65 682 1616, Fax: +353 (0)65 682 8233, Email: info@clarecoco.ie

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

Donegal County Council(link is external), County House, The Diamond, Lifford, Donegal
Ph: +353 (0)74 915 3900 , Fax: +353 (0)74 917 2812, Email: info@donegalcoco.ie

Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown(link is external), County Hall, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Ph: +353 (0)1 205 4700, Fax: +353 (0)1 298 6827, Email: corp@dlrcoco.ie

Fingal County Council (link is external), County Hall, Main St, Swords, Dublin.
Ph: +353 (0)1 890 5000, Email: info@fingal.ie

Galway County Council(link is external), Áras an Chontae, County Hall, Prospect Hill, Galway.
Ph: +353 (0)91 509 000, Fax: +353 (0)91 509 010, Email:customerservices@galwaycoco.ie , gaeilge@cocogaillimh.ie

Kerry County Council(link is external),County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee, Kerry.
Ph: +353 (0)66 718 3500, Fax: +353 (0)66 712 2466, Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

Kildare County Council(link is external), Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Kildare.
Ph: +353 (0)45 980 200, Fax: +353 (0)45 980 240, Email: customercare@kildarecoco.ie

Kilkenny County Council(link is external), John St, Kilkenny.
Ph: +353 (0)56 779 4000, Fax: +353 (0)56 779 4004, Email: info@kilkennycoco.ie

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

Leitrim County Council(link is external), Áras an Chontae , Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim.
Ph: +353 (0)71 962 0005, Fax: +353 (0)71 962 1982, Email: customerservices@leitrim.ie

Longford County Council(link is external), Great Water St, Longford.
Ph: +353 (0)43 334 3300, Fax: +353 (0)43 334 1233, Email: info@longfordcoco.ie

Louth County Council(link is external), County Hall, Millenium Centre, Dundalk, Louth.
Ph: +353 (0)42 933 5457, Fax: +353 (0)42 933 4549, Email: info@louthcoco.ie

Mayo County Council(link is external), The Mall, Castlebar, Mayo.
Ph: +353 (0)94 902 4444. Email List(link is external)

Meath County Council(link is external), County Hall, Railway Street, Navan, Meath.
Ph: +353 (0)46 909 7000, Fax: +353 (0)46 909 7001, Email: customerservice@meathcoco.ie

Monaghan County Council(link is external), Council Offices, The Glen, Monaghan.
Ph: + 353 (0)47 30500, Fax: +353 (0)47 82739, Email: info@monaghancoco.ie , eolas@monaghancoco.ie

Offaly County Council(link is external), Áras an Chontae, Charleville Rd, Tullamore, Offaly
Ph: +353 (0)57 934 6800, Fax: +353 (0)57 9346868, Email: webmaster@offalycoco.ie

Roscommon County Council(link is external), Áras an Chontae, Roscommon.
Ph: +353 (0)90 663 7100, Fax: +353 (0)90 662 5599, Email: info@roscommoncoco.ie , customerservice@roscommoncoco.ie

Sligo County Council(link is external), County Hall, Riverside, Sligo.
Ph: +353 (0)71 911 1111, Fax: +353 (0)71 914 1119, Email: info@sligococo.ie

South Dublin County Council(link is external), County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Ph: +353 (0)1 414 9000, E-mail: info@sdublincoco.ie

Tipperary Co Council(link is external), Civic Offices, Clonmel, Tipperary. Ph: +353 (0) 76 106 5000, E-mail: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

Westmeath County Council(link is external), County Buildings, Mount Street, Mullingar, Westmeath. Ph: +353 (0)44 933 2000, Fax: +353 (0)44 934 2330, Contact Form(link is external)

Wexford County Council(link is external), County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford.
Ph: +353 (0)53 919 6000, Fax: +353 (0)53 919 6055, Email: postmaster@wexfordcoco.ie

Wicklow County Council(link is external), County Buildings, Whitegates, Wicklow.
Ph: +353 (0)404 20100 , Fax: +353 (0)404 67792, Email: cosec@wicklowcoco.ie

City Councils

Cork City Council(link is external), City Hall, Anglesea St,Cork
Ph: +353 (0)21 496 6222, Fax: +353 (0)21 431 4238, Email Directory(link is external)

Dublin City Council (link is external), Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
Ph: +353 (0)1 222 2222, Email: customerservices@dublincity.ie

Galway City Council(link is external), City Hall, College Road, Galway
Ph: +353 (0)91 536 400, Fax: +353 (0)91 567 493, Email: customerservice@galwaycity.ie

City and County Councils

Limerick City and County Council (link is external), Merchants Quay, Limerick, Ph: +353 (0)61 407 100, Fax: +353 (0)61 415 266, E-mail: customerservices@limerick.ie

Waterford City and County Council(link is external), Office locations(link is external), Ph: +353 (0)761102020, Email: contact@waterfordcouncil.ie Contact form(link is external)

When you have completed the necessary form post it to your relevant County Council