How do I know if I am eligible to vote?
Every person aged 18 years or over on polling day is entitled to be registered as a local government elector for the local electoral area where they are ordinarily resident.
How do I know if I am registered to vote?
Check the Register on the Voter.ie electoral portal.
If I cannot find myself on the register what can I do?
Please contact the Council's Franchise Section at 014149100 or email email@example.com.
Supplement to the Register
If a person is not included in the Register of Electors currently in force, they may apply for entry in the Supplement to the Register by completing an RFA2 form, or an RFA3 form Supplement to the Register of Electors (Change of Address Form) whichever is applicable. If you have received Irish Citizenship you need to complete and return the RFA5 form to have your voting status changed. See below to download these forms.
Persons entered in the Supplement are entitled to vote at elections/referenda held during the duration of the Register in force. Being on the Register does not automatically entitle a person to vote in All elections– please see “Voting Rights”. Any individual entered in the Supplement will automatically be entered in the Register of Electors published the following February. The statutory provisions relating to the registration process are contained primarily in Part II of, and the Second Schedule to, the Electoral Act 1992. However, amendments to registration rules and procedures have been enacted in further legislation.
Postal Voters and Special Voters
If you are unable to vote at your polling station for any of the following reasons you may apply to go on the Postal or Special Voters’ List if:
- you have a physical
disability / illnessand living at home,
- you have a physical
disability / illnessand living in a hospital or similar institution,
- your occupation, service or employment, or place of study would prevent you from voting in person,
- you are detained in prison.
Please return all forms to :
The Franchise Section
Corporate Performance and Change Management
South Dublin County Council
The current Local Electoral Areas breakdown is as follows:
|Local Electoral Area||Number of Councillors||Number of Electors Registered|
|Palmerstown - Fonthill||5||25,149|
|Rathfarnham - Templeogue||7||40,525|
See attached map below outlining the seven Electoral Areas.