Postal & Special Votes

Postal voting is available in certain circumstances.

  • Persons living at home and have a physical illness or physical disability which prevents you from going to a polling station to vote 
  • Persons attending a course of study at an educational institution in the State on a full-time basis and are living away from their address of registration and are likely to be unable to attend their designated polling station to vote 
  • Persons who, due to circumstances of work, are such as to make it likely that they are unable to go to a polling station to vote 
  • Persons who, are employed as a Returning Officer and are likely to be unable to attend their designated polling station to vote 
  • Persons who, are employed as a Civil Servant outside the State and are likely to be unable to attend their designated polling station to vote 
  • Persons who, are employed in The Defence Forces and are likely to be unable to attend their designated polling station to vote 
  • Persons who, are employed with An Garda Síochána and are likely to be unable to attend their designated polling station to vote 
  • Persons who, due to detention pursuant to an order of court will be unable to attend their designated polling station to vote 

Special Votes:

  • Electors who are living in a hospital or nursing home and have a physical illness/disability which prevents them from going to a polling station to vote may apply for inclusion in the Special Voter List so as to be able to vote at their hospital/nursing home. 
    Applications to be entered on the Special Voters List must be made by 25 November and, in the case of a first application, must be accompanied by a medical certificate.