Postal & Special Voting

Registration authorities prepare a postal & a special voters list as part of the Register of Electors. Applications for inclusion in the list for the 2016/2017 Register must be received by 25th November 2015 at the latest, with the exception of Diplomats whose forms must be received by the 30th September, 2015.

The following categories of persons may apply for registration as postal voters: 

Illness or Disability - Persons living at home who are unable to go to a polling station to vote because of a physical illness or physical disability. Please fill out a PV1 Form these are available from Local Authorities, public libraries or click here PV1 - Postal Voters - bi lingual

Occupation or Student - Persons whose occupations are likely to prevent them from voting at their local polling station on election day, including full-time students registered at home who are living elsewhere while attending an educational institution in the State.  Please fill out a PV2 Form these are available from Local Authorities, public libraries or click here PV2 - Circumstance of Occupation

Garda Síochána - Members of the Garda Síochána. (RFB Form, forms are issued to the Chief Supt.)

Detention In Prison - Persons unable to vote at their polling station due to circumstances of their detention in prison pursuant to an order of the court. (RFG Form available from Local Authorities, public libraries, Garda stations and prisons.)

 Note: An elector registered as a postal voter may vote by post only and may not vote at a polling station.

The following category of persons may apply for registration as special voters:

Special Voters - Persons who have a physical illness or a physical disability and are living in a hospital, nursing home or similar institution. (SV1 Form these are available from Nursing Homes etc)

The following categories of persons must be registered as postal voters:

Defence Forces - Whole-time members of the Defence Forces - members who live in military barracks may be registered either at the barracks or at their home address. (RFC Form are issued to the Department of Defence)

Diplomats - Irish diplomats posted abroad and their spouses - are registered at their home address in Ireland. (SV5 are issued to the Department of Foreign Affairs)

If you miss this deadline you can be included in the Supplementary Postal/Special List you will be rquired to complete a Supplementary Postal form please CLICK HERE for forms for each category .

Send the completed forms to: Register of Electors, Louth County Council, County Hall, Millennium Centre, Dundalk, Co Louth.