Joe Behan - Independent Councillor - Wicklow County Council

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Voter Information

Voting Registers

There are a number of registers in operation for elections and referenda in Ireland:

  • Electoral Register
  • Postal Voters List
  • Special Voters List
  • Supplement to the Register

Which register you apply for inclusion on depends on proximity to an election or referendum and your circumstances. To register to vote, change your current address or apply for inclusion on the postal or special voters list for the General Election 2016 you must apply for inclusion on a Supplement to the Register of Electors for 2015/2016.

If you are applying after an election or referendum has been called, please note that the application must reach Wicklow County Council
on or before the fourteenth day (Sundays, public holidays and Good Friday excluded) before polling day in order to be considered for inclusion in the supplement for that election or referendum. Late applications will not be processed until after polling day.

Registering to Vote for the First Time

To register to vote for the first time, download and complete an RFA2 form, and retiurn to:

Franchise Section
Wicklow County Council
County Buildings
Co Wicklow

Click here to check if you are registered to vote

Click here to download
RFA2 Form for inclusion on the Supplement to the Register (RFA2 - Irish Language Version)

Change of Address

To change the address at which your vote is registered, download and complete an RFA3 form and return to:

Franchise Section
Wicklow County Council
County Buildings
Co Wicklow

Click here to download
RFA3 Form for inclusion on the Supplement for Change of Address (RFA3 - Irish Language Version)

Apply for a Postal Vote

You will normally be required to vote in person at an official voting centre but you may be eligible for a postal vote if you are:

  • An Irish diplomat or his/her spouse posted abroad
  • A member of the Garda Síochána
  • A whole-time member of the Defence Forces.

You may also be eligible for a postal vote if you cannot go to a polling station because:

  • Of a physical illness or disability
  • You are studying full time at an educational institution in Ireland, which is away from your home address where you are registered
  • You are unable to vote at your polling station because of your occupation
  • You are unable to vote at your polling station because you are in prison as a result of an order of a court.

If you are registered as a postal voter, you may vote by post only. You may not vote at a polling station.

Click here to download
PV1 Form for Postal Vote due to Physical Illness or Disability

Click here to download
PV2 Form for Postal Vote due to Occupation including Students (PV2 - Irish Language Version)

Special Voters List

You may also qualify to be on a Special Voters List for those who live in hospitals, nursing homes or similar institutions and who wish to vote at these locations. Applications for inclusion on the Special Voters List must be made by 25 November and, in the case of a first application, must be accompanied by a medical certificate.

Click here to learn more about the
Special Voters List

Click here to download
SV1 Form to apply to Special Voters List

Register as a European Register

If you are an EU citizen, other than an Irish or British citizen, and you were not registered to vote in previous European elections in Ireland, you must also complete a declaration, Form EP1, to guard against double voting in the election. The local council will register you to vote in your local constituency and send the information in your declaration to your home EU Member State.

Click here to download
Form EP1 to register as European Elector

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