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Elections and Voting

Register of Electors Contacts:

Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote you must be at least 18 years old and ordinarily resident in Ireland.

Citizenship determines the electoral events at which a person may vote:


Electoral Events

Irish Citizens

Dáil, Local, European Parliament Elections and Referendums

British Citizens

Dáil and Local Elections

EU Citizens

European and Local Elections


All others can vote in Local Elections Only

In order to exercise your right to vote you must be registered on the register of electors.

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have issued guidance in relation to the register of electors and how it works, a copy of which can be found here and is available in 16 different languages.