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Can I vote?

Check if you're registered to vote through our online check the register service.

The registration authority needs to know a person's citizenship to determine the elections at which they may vote.

Every person aged 18 years or over who are ordinarily resident at a particular address within the state are entitled to be registered.

The right to vote is as follows:

  • Irish citizens have full voting rights and may vote at every election and referendum;
  • British citizens may vote at Dáil, European and Local Elections;
  • EU citizens (other than British citizens) may vote at European and Local Elections;
  • Non-EU citizens may vote at Local Elections only.

Page last reviewed: 28/01/13

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