VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED
The voter registration deadline for the upcoming general election has passed. It’s still possible to add your name to the register, but it will not be processed in time for 26 February – if you haven’t registered now you won’t be able to vote in this election, but you will be able to vote in the next one.
In order to vote in the general election, you must live in Ireland, be over 18 on polling day, and an Irish or a British citizen. If you are not on the register you will not be allowed to vote. You can check the register at checktheregister.ie. Note if you have registered very recently the website mightn’t include you yet.
If you are not on the register and would like to register, you will need to fill out this form and go to a Garda station in person to get it stamped. After that it needs to be sent to your local council, which in Cork North West is Cork County Council.
If you are on the register but at an old address and would like to update your address, you need to fill in this form, go to a Garda station in person to get it stamped, and then post it to your local council.
Unfortunately postal voting in Ireland is very restricted. The deadline for registration of postal voters before the election has now passed – if you’re not on the postal voters list already it’s unfortunately too late to be added in time for the election.
Information on assistance for voters with disabilities can be found on Citizens’ Information.
If you live in Ireland but aren’t an Irish or British citizen, you won’t be able to vote in this election, but you will be able to vote in other types of elections. More information is available here.