Elections & Voting Information
Draft Register of Electors 2013/2014
Every year you should check the Draft Register between 1st of November and the 25th of November to make sure that your name is correctly listed.
The Draft Register can be checked at:
- Post Offices
- Garda Stations
- Public Libraries
- Council Offices at Louth County Council, Drogheda Borough Council, Dundalk Town Council and Ardee Town Council.
If you are not on the draft register or if you are incorrectly listed you should complete the RFA1 Form - Claim for Correction in Draft Register of Electors.
Claim for Correction in Draft Register of Electors– RFA1
Any person may claim to have a correction made in the Draft Register of Electors using an RFA1 form
Claims for corrections in the Draft Register of Electors should be sent to Louth County Council on or before 25th November.
In any case where a correction is requested because of a change of address, both the former and current addresses should be indicated.
A list of claims for corrections in the draft register is published on 30th November.
Download RFA1 Claim for Correction in Draft Register of Electors
The Final Register of Electors is then published on 1st February and comes into effect on February 15th each year.
What is the Supplementary Register?
If your circumstances have changed since the last Live Register was produced you may apply to be added to a Supplementary Register. This allows for people who may be entitled to be included on the Register to apply for inclusion up to 14 days before Polling Day. The Supplementary Register would typically consist of electors who will be 18 years old by the date of the election/referendum or electors who have changed address since the last Live Register was published. Persons who are not registered to vote must complete the RFA2 Application Form. Persons who are applying for a change of address must apply on the RFA3 Application Form.
What is the Supplement to the Postal & Special Voters’ List?
This allows electors who are not already on the postal or special voters’ list to apply to be added to the Supplement to the Postal & Special Voters’ List and have a postal/special vote at any election before the new register is produced. If you are not currently on the Postal or Special Voters list and you meet the criteria for inclusion, then you should make your application for entry on the Postal or Special List as soon as possible, as there is a very tight deadline to make these applications.
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In order to vote in an election in Ireland, you must be registered to vote. Being registered to vote means that you can participate in decision making about who represents you at local government level, national government level and European government level. Being registered to vote also means that you can get involved in decisions about how Ireland is governed by voting in elections and referenda.