The next local and European elections are taking place on Friday, 7th of June.

Your nationality determines which electoral events you are eligible to vote in. Everyone living full time in the State is eligible to apply to be entered on the electoral register. If you are:

  • An Irish citizen- you are eligible to vote in all elections and referendums
  • An EU citizen- you are eligible to vote in European and local elections
  • A British citizen- you are eligible to vote in Dáil and local elections
  • All other- you are eligible to vote in local elections.

By taking advantage of your opportunity to vote, you are helping to shape both the political decision of your local community as well as the European one.

There are several reasons to use your vote, such as;

  1. It gives you a say on important issues that affect you – from roads and recycling, to education and climate change, to housing and employment.
  2. It gives you the choice to vote for your local and European representatives. If you don’t vote, other people get to choose who represents you.
  3. If you don’t vote, others will make the decisions for you.

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote, you can check if you are registered and register by visiting All you will need is your PPS number and your Eircode. You can also change your address, or pre-register to vote if you are aged 16 or 17.

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