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Elections and Voting

Elections and Voting

The Draft Register of Electors 2021/2022 is currently on display at South Dublin County Council offices and at Garda Stations and Post Offices in the South Dublin County Council administrative area and online at and will be available for inspection until 25th November 2020, if you wish to attend the Council offices to inspect the document please submit a request for appointment to

If you are aged 18 or over and are ordinarily resident in the South Dublin County Council area, check that your name, address and voting rights are correct on the Draft Register.

If you are not on the Draft Register, or your details are incorrect please complete the RFA1 registration form and return it to the Franchise Section, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24YNN5 by the 25th November 2020. The RFA1 form is available on the Council’s website

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

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

The Local Electoral Area breakdown is as follows:

Local Electoral Area

No. of Electors Registered



Firhouse - Bohernabreena




Palmerstown - Fonthill


Rathfarnham- Templeogue


Tallaght- Central


Tallaght - South




The Constituency breakdown is as follows:



No. of Electors Registered

Dublin Mid-West


Dublin South Central


Dublin South West




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.


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


Other EU Citizens

European and local elections


Non EU Citizens

Local Government elections only


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 for two weeks from the publication of this notice.

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