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Registering to vote – Local Elections

In the rush to ensure that a visa goes through for a loved one, or an IRP card gets issued when it needs to, we in McGrath Mullan often forget to advise our clients that regardless of their stamp or employment status, that if they are ordinarily resident in Ireland they are entitled to vote.
Irish elections are held (usually) on five year cycles:

  •   Local Elections (every five years)
  •   EU Elections (every five years)
  •   National Elections (usually every five years)
  •   Presidential Elections (usually every seven years)

Every person resident in Ireland regardless of their nationality can vote in the local elections. (Other elections are different).

However in order to be eligible to vote your name needs to be added to the electoral register.

The next elections are on 7th June 2024.

The deadline for registering for the election is 15 days prior – so in this case you should get your application to register in before 22nd May at the latest. They are, no doubt, quite busy in the lead up.

Visit Check the Register here –

Contact your local authority otherwise for details on where to file a paper application if you can’t apply online.

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Eoghan McMahon

Eoghan McMahon, Partner, can assist you in all areas of immigration law, including judicial review. Please contact Eoghan if you would like assistance with any of these matters. or +353 (0) 1 873 5012

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