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Voting & Elections

To register to vote in an election or a referendum you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age by the 15th February next
  • Ordinarily resident at the address at which you wish to be registered
  • Citizenship – you must inform the Registration Authority of your citizenship status. This determines the type of election at which an elector may vote.

Citizenship Status

Category of Elector

Type of election at which you may vote

Irish Citizen

Presidential

All Elections and Referenda

British Citizen

Dáil

Dáil, European and Local Elections

Other EU Citizen

European

European and Local Elections

Non-EU Citizen

Local

Local Government Elections only

 

The Register of Electors is published on 1st February each year and comes into force for a period of 12 months beginning on 15th February of each year.  This Register is used at every election and referendum held during the year. 

 

Persons aged 18 years or over on the day the register comes into force are entitled to be on the register.  The address at which a person is registered will be the address he/she resides in on the 1st September preceding publication. A person can register at one address only. 

 

In the event an election/referendum is called, and you are not on the register, you can apply to be included on a Supplement to the Register prior to the election.

  • Applications to the Supplement must be submitted before the fourteenth day (Sundays, public holidays and Good Friday excluded) before polling day.

 

You can check you are included on the Register of Electors via www.checktheregister.ie or by ringing the Franchise Office on 043-3343507.

 

If you find your details are incorrect or you would like to make an application for inclusion on the Register of Electors, you may do so by downloading an RFA form here.  Forms are also available in the offices of Longford County Council, post offices, public libraries and Garda stations.

 

Completed forms may be delivered in person or posted to the following address:

 

The Franchise Office
Longford County Council
Aras an Chontae,
Great Water Street,
Longford

 

If you have any further queries, please contact:

Email: franchise@longfordcoco.ie

Tel: (043) 3343507/3344220

All application forms are available on Check the Register

Further information is available on https://www.longfordcoco.ie/Services/Elections/ and on https://www.housing.gov.ie/

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This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.


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