Make Sure Your Vote Will Count When It Matters

Voter Registration

The four Local authorities of Dublin (Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council) have recently launched a campaign, calling on all Dublin residents to use the portal to register to vote, or to update their details. 

This digital portal offers all residents living in Dublin aged 18 and over, an efficient and accessible way to engage in the democratic process and ensure their voice is heard in upcoming elections. People aged 16-17 can pre-register to vote now. This means that when they turn 18, they will be automatically eligible to vote. This will simplify and modernise the process for new voters and reduce the possibility of missing registration. 

Recent changes in legislation underscore the importance of maintaining accurate voter information. For existing registered voters, it is crucial to update personal details, including current address and Eircode, date of birth, and Personal Public Service Number (PPSN). These updates enable local authorities to cross-reference and verify voter information, reinforcing the integrity of the voting system and upholding the principles of fairness and transparency. Registering or updating your details ensures you still have your vote.

This campaign will be rolled out across radio, outdoor, print and digital channels. Local authorities in Dublin will also undertake activities in their local areas to encourage people to get their details up to date in advance of upcoming elections.


Local election

To vote in a local election, you must:

European elections

  • Every Irish citizen aged 18 and over can vote in the European election. If you are an Irish citizen but you are living in another EU country, you can vote in that country.
  • If you are from another EU Member State but are living in Ireland you can vote in the European election in Ireland.
  • You cannot vote in the European election in more than one constituency or country. 

General elections

You can vote in a general election if you are:

  • An Irish or British citizen
  • Aged 18 or over on the day of the election
  • Register to vote on, if you are a resident living in Dublin.

Presidential elections

To vote in a presidential election, you must be:


Make sure your vote will count when it matters. Register, check or update your details on today! For residents living outside of Dublin, you can visit to register, check or update your details. 

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Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at



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