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Information for Irish Nationals Residing Outside of Ireland

Irish citizens residing outside of Ireland may not vote in Ireland. If they reside in another EU Member State, they should vote in that state.

 

If you ordinarily reside in Ireland and your name is on the electoral register, you can vote in Ireland. For more information, please visit the Citizens Information website.

Information for Irish Nationals Living in Ireland

Registering to Vote

To vote in Ireland, you must register in your place of residence in Ireland. Once registered, you will automatically receive information about future European elections.

Who is eligible to vote?

In Ireland, you are eligible to vote if you:

  • Have Irish or another EU citizenship,

  • Have reached the age of 18 or older on election day, and

  • Are registered to vote.

How do I register?

To vote in Ireland, you must be registered on the register of electors to vote at your place of residence in Ireland. To check your registration status or to register please click here to visit the local government website. If you live in Dublin, please click here to visit Dublin’s website.

 

To register, you need your PPSN (Personal Public Service Number), Date of Birth and Eircode.

 

Applications must be received by the local authority at least 15 days before the election.

Casting Your Ballot

Irish citizens residing in Ireland who are registered to vote can vote in person on Election Day. There are very limited numbers of circumstances in which someone can postal vote. Most voters have to vote in person at an official voting center.

In Person Voting
You can vote in person on Election Day. Voters have to vote at their specific polling station based on residency. The polling station address is included on your polling card. Voters need to bring ID with them.

Information for EU National Living in Ireland

EU citizens from other EU Member States who live in Ireland may vote in either their home Member State or in Ireland, their residency Member State, but may only vote once.

Registering to Vote

To vote in Ireland, you must register in your place of residence in Ireland. Once registered, you will automatically receive information about future European elections.

Who is eligible to vote?

In Ireland, you are eligible to vote if you:

  • Have Irish or another EU citizenship,

  • Have reached the age of 18 or older on election day, and

  • Are registered to vote.

How do I register?

To vote in Ireland, you must be registered on the register of electors to vote at your place of residence in Ireland. To check your registration status or to register please click here to visit the local government website. If you live in Dublin, please click here to visit Dublin’s website.

 

To register, you need your PPSN (Personal Public Service Number), Date of Birth and Eircode.

 

Applications must be received by the local authority at least 15 days before the election.

Casting Your Ballot

EU citizens residing in Ireland who are registered to vote can vote in person on Election Day.

 

There are very limited numbers of circumstances in which someone can postal vote. Most voters have to vote in person at an official voting center.

In Person Voting
You can vote in person on Election Day. Voters have to vote at their specific polling station based on residency. The polling station address is included on your polling card. Voters need to bring ID with them.
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