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Elections and Voting

Elections and Voting

The Register of Electors was produced on the 1 February 2022 and comes into force on the 15 February 2022. The Register of Electors is also published on  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

There are currently 194,077 Electors on the 2022/2023 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 and local elections


Other EU Citizens

European and local elections


Non EU Citizens

Local Government elections only


Polling Scheme

Under Section 28(1) of the Electoral Act 1992, the Minister for Environment set out the Electoral (Polling Scheme) Regulations 2005 which 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 in   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.