The establishment of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral Commission, represents the most important reform of the electoral system in decades.
An Coimisiún Toghcháin is a statutory, independent body, established on 9 February 2023 with responsibility for a broad range of electoral functions set out in the Electoral Reform Act 2022. An Coimisiún is central to Ireland’s electoral system, carrying out a range of existing electoral functions, including: An Coimisiún is also tasked with several new … ContinuedRead more
Members of the Commission
The Commission is made up of 7 members. The chairperson is Justice Marie Baker, who was nominated by the Chief Justice. There are four ordinary members of the Commission who were appointed…Read more
Dáil and European Parliament Constituency ReviewThe Electoral Commission in accordance with section 56 of the Electoral Reform Act 2022 and following the publication of the 2022 Census Preliminary results is to make a report and recommendations in relation to the constituencies for (a) the election of members to the Dáil and (b) the election of members of the European Parliament. Read more
Constituency Review SubmissionsRead the public submissions to the Constituency Review now underway. You have until 10th May to share your views on how Ireland’s Dáil and European Parliament constituencies should be made up. These submissions will be updated regularly Read more
Our Work on Referendums
An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral Commission is responsible for explaining each referendum proposal in an independent and impartial way. It is also our role to promote public awareness of referendums and to encourage people to vote.
The Electoral Commission takes over this referendum role from the previous Referendum Commission.Read more