How To Vote In Ireland

How To Vote In Ireland
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

29 Mar 2018

Ireland's abortion referendum will fall on May 25th.

There are plenty of things that need planning in the lead up to the referendum including campaigning, discussions, and educating yourself about the issue at hand.

Anyone over the age of 18 years is eligible to vote in any Irish election or referendum.

British and EU citizens are not permitted to vote in referendums but can vote in local and European elections.

You can also register to vote if you turn 18 before the day the register comes into force, February 15.

The easiest way to register is by logging onto 

Then you'll be able to see whether you are included in the current register. You can also contact your local Garda station, county council or local authority office

Anyone not included on the register can apply to be included on the supplement register by filling out Form RFA2  and handing it into your local authorities.

Applications can be made at any time but they must be received 15 days before polling day. Bank holidays, Sundays, and Good Friday are not counted in these 15 days.

More information about referendums in Ireland and registering to vote can be found here.