How to register to vote

Fine Gael have just announced a new arts policy in time for the general election
26th January 2011
Out of the country on Election Day? You can arrange a postal vote!
2nd February 2011

It is not too late to ensure that your voice is heard on February 25th.

Here’s how it works:

  • If you are 18 on or before February 15th you can vote in the upcoming General Election.
  • You can check if you are registered on by keying in your name and address.
  • If you are registered you can also see the location of your local polling station.
  • All residents of the Republic of Ireland, regardless of nationality or citizenship who are aged 18 or will be 18 by February 15th can register to Vote
  • Registration forms are available from your local post office, library, garda station and local county council offices.
  • It is still possible to register on the Supplementary Register up to 15 working days before polling day.
  • Supplementary Registration form (RFA2) (Green in Colour) is used. This needs to be witnessed by a Garda.
  • The Closing Date for receipt of Applications for the Supplement to the Register of Electorsis 15 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) (Pink in Colour) 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 new county.
  • 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, i.e. Dublin City Council in the case of Dublin South Central voters.

Thanks to Peter Daly for putting this note together. 

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