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People voting

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Voter eligibility

To vote in any election you must be entitled to vote.

You must be:

Even if you are eligible to vote, you cannot vote unless you are registered on the Register of Electors

Who can vote in a local election?

Anyone who is ordinarily resident in the State is entitled to register on the Register of Electors. You do not have to be an Irish citizen to vote in a local election.

To vote in a local election, you must:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Live in the local electoral area
  • Be listed on the Register of Electors

Who can vote in a European Parliament election?

Every Irish citizen aged 18 and over and on the register of electors can vote in the European election. If you are an Irish citizen but you are living in another EU country you can vote in that country.

If you are from another EU Member State but are living in Ireland you can vote in the European election in Ireland. To do so your name has to be on the register of electors.

If you are an EU citizen but have not registered to vote at a previous European election in Ireland you must apply for registration and complete a statutory declaration form, EP1. The statutory declarations are sent to your home Member State to avoid duplicate voting.

You cannot vote in the European election in more than one constituency or country.

Who can vote in the Limerick mayoral election?

To vote in the election for the Mayor of Limerick you have to be;

  • 18 years’ old
  • Ordinarily Resident in the State; and
  • Registered to Vote within the Limerick City and County Electoral Areas

Make sure you are registered to vote and check your eligibility before the 20 May 2024 deadline by visiting www.checktheregister.ie by contacting Limerick City or County Council.