What is the Register of Electors?

The Register of electors is a list of residents who are registered to vote at an Election or Referendum. The life of the Register is one year. The 2016/2017 Register of Electors will be published on 1st February 2016 and will come into effect on 15th February 2016.

Check you are registered to vote on
www.checktheregister.ie.

For any further queries, call to our office or contact 05793 57402 or email regelec@offalycoco.ie

Voting…It’s the only way to have your say!

Who is eligible to be on the Register of Electors?

To be eligible to be on the Register of Electors you must:

  • Be18 years old or older on 15th February the year the Register comes into force
  • Be ordinarily resident in the county

Who is eligible to vote?

To be eligible to vote you must:

  • Be 18 years of age on or before polling day.
  • Be ordinarily resident in the County.
  • Have your name entered on the Register of Electors or Supplement to the Register.

To register to vote:

To be included in the Register complete the following registration form. Voter Registration Form

Note : The voters’ register is published on 1st February each year and comes into force on 15th February.


Check these 2 things before submitting your form:

  1. Check the Register of Electors on line at www.checktheregister.ie to see if you are already registered to vote or alternatively at your local Post Office, Public Library, Garda Station, Courthouse or Council Office.
  2. Check your voting rights. Your voting rights depend on your citizenship:
  • Referenda: Only Irish citizens can vote in referenda e.g. to vote for or against a proposal to modify the Irish constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann).
  • Elections for Dáil Éireann: Both Irish and British citizens can vote in elections for Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament).
  • Elections for the European Parliament: Irish, British and other European Union (EU) citizens can vote in elections for the European Parliament.
  • Elections for Local Government: Irish, British, EU and non-EU citizens can vote in local elections.

Note : You may be required to produce documentary evidence to support your eligibility to vote, e.g. a birth certificate, a certificate of naturalisation.

Completed forms must be returned to the following address:

Offaly County Council
Franchise Section
Áras an Chontae
Charleville Road
Tullamore
Co. Offaly 

Please call 057 9357431 (Offaly County Council Franchise Section) for further information.

Incorrect details on Register: If you are listed on the register but your details are incorrect and you wish to amend them, please submit the following form Correction to Draft Register

What to do if an election is due soon and you are not registered?
If an election or referendum is due soon but you have not registered yourself to vote, you should add yourself to the 'Supplement to the Register'. This supplement allows you to exercise your vote even if you are not on the full voting register.