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Elections and Voting

Elections and Voting

The Register of Electors was produced on the 1st February 2020 and came into force on the 15th February. The Register of Electors is also published on www.voter.ie where you can check to see if you are currently registered.

If you are not registered you can be added to a Supplement to the Register by filling in an RFA 2 form or an RFA 3 form (Application for inclusion in the Supplement to the Register of Electors, and Application for inclusion in the supplement to the Register of Electors Change of Address). Any person may inspect the Register of Electors for electoral purposes during working hours at the offices of South Dublin County Council and at public libraries, post offices and Garda Stations.

Below is a sample of multilingual information forms regarding Elections and how to vote. However if you require additional information on eligibility to vote and how elections and referendums are conducted in Ireland please visit www.housing.gov.ie/local-government/voting/voting

There are currently 196,496 Electors on the 2020/21 Register of Electors. If you have any queries regarding the Register of Electors please contact the Franchise Section at 014149100 or alternately you can email registerofelectors@sdublincoco.ie

The Local Electoral Area breakdown is as follows:

Local Electoral Area

No. of Electors Registered

Clondalkin

29,894

Firhouse - Bohernabreena

26,191

Lucan

22,145

Palmerstown - Fonthill

25,279

Rathfarnham- Templeogue

40,952

Tallaght- Central

29,404

Tallaght - South

22,631

Total:

196,496

The Constituency breakdown is as follows:

follows:

Constituency

No. of Electors Registered

Dublin Mid-West

77,318

Dublin South Central

8,034

Dublin South West

111,144

Total:

196,496

A person is entitled to be included on the Register if he/she:

  1. Will be 18 years of age or over on the date the Register comes into effect.
  2. Is ordinarily resident at the address at which he/she wishes to be registered and is not already registered as an elector at another address.

Categories of Elector. The Register comprises four categories of electors: Presidential elector, Dáil elector, European elector and Local Government elector. A person’s citizenship determines their category and the type of elections at which they may vote.

See table below.

Citizenship

Type of Election at which Electors are eligible to vote at

Letter on Register Book

Irish Citizens

All elections and referenda

_

British Citizens

Dáil, European and local elections

D

Other EU Citizens

European and local elections

E

Non EU Citizens

Local Government elections only

L

PLEASE NOTE: Any person may inspect the Register of Electors for electoral purposes during working hours at the offices of South Dublin County Council and at Public Libraries, Post Offices and Garda Stations.

Polling Scheme

Under Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act 1992, the Minister for Environment set out the Electoral (Polling Scheme) Regulations 2005which requires that each County Council shall, as soon as may be, and thereafter at least once in every ten years, make a scheme dividing the County into Polling Districts and appointing a polling place for each polling district.  South Dublin County Council have made a Polling Scheme which came into effect on the 15th February 2020.   link here.    The Polling Scheme is available for public inspection at South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght and Civic Offices, Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin, and on our website at www.sdcc.ie for two weeks from the publication of this notice.

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