A Guide to voting in Ireland's PR-STV Electoral System

The system of voting in all Dáil elections, Seanad elections, Presidential elections, European electionsand local elections is proportional representation with a single transferable vote (PR-STV) in multi-seat constituencies (3-, 4- and 5-seat constituencies at Dáil elections).

Proportional representation means that as a voter, you can indicate your first and subsequent choices for the candidates on the ballot paper.

The names of the candidates will appear in alphabetical order on the ballot paper, together with their photographs and their party emblem (if they wish).

Click HERE for a Guide to voting in Ireland's PR-STV Electoral System.