How to register to vote

Are you registered to vote?

You can check if you are on the Register of Electors by going to www.checktheregister.ie.  You must register to vote to be included on the Register of Electors; it does not happen automatically.

How to register

If you are not registered to vote in your local electoral area, then you can apply either to be included from 2013 onwards (the Supplemental Register) or from February 2014 onwards.  To be included on the 2013 Supplemental Register, you will require your form to be stamped at your local Garda station.

  1. To be included on the Fingal Register from February 2014 onwards, you should complete the  RFA Form and send this to Fingal County Council (address below).  This Form does not have to be stamped at your local Garda Station.  Please note that your details will not appear on www.checktheregister.ie until February 2014 if you take this route to registering to vote.
  2. To be included on the Fingal Supplemental Register for 2013, you should complete the RFA2 Form. Have it stamped at your local Garda Station and return to Fingal County Council (address below).
  3. If you are on the Register of a different local area and have just moved to the Fingal area, then you should complete the RFA3 Form . Have it stamped at your local Garda Station and return to Fingal County Council (address below).

Fingal County Council will produce a Supplement to the Live Register 2013 to accommodate those people who have submitted either an RFA2 or RFA3 form (items (2) and (3)) above.  Those people will then automatically appear on the main register in 2014.

All forms should be returned to:

Franchise Section,

Fingal County Council,

County Hall Main Street,

Swords,

Co Dublin.

You do not need to be an Irish Citizen, or even an EU citizen, to Vote in Local Elections. You only need to be over 18.  It’s your vote, register it and use it!

More details, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and forms are available at:

www.fingalcoco.ie/YourLocalCouncil/LocalDemocracy/RegisterofElectors/

www.checktheregister.ie

You can contact Fingal County Council directly by emailing registerofelectors@fingalcoco.ie or phoning 018905992.

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