Elections & Voting Information
The Register of Electors is prepared by Meath County Council each year. It is a list of people in the county, over the age of 18, who are eligible to vote.
Check you are on the Electoral Register and your details are correct.
View Details regarding Sale of the Electoral Register.
Draft Register of Electors
Changes and updates are made to the Register and a Draft Register (printed on pink paper) is published on 1st November each year. This incorporates all amendments which have been received by the Local Authority Offices up to the date of printing.
This Draft Register is forwarded to Council offices, Post Offices, Libraries and Garda Stations. Any member of the public may examine the Draft Register, and, if any errors or omissions occur, may complete a claim form (RFA1) and return to Meath County Council before the closing date, 25th November. These claims are then adjudicated on by theCountyRegistrar in December and persons are notified of the allowance/disallowance of their claim.
You can get further information on the Draft Register of Electors and how to register at Draft Register of Electors and Electoral Register FAQs.
Closing date for applications:
The closing date for receipt of all applications is the 25th November of each year.
The Live Register (printed on white paper) is then published on 1st February and forwarded to your Council offices, Post Offices, Libraries and Garda Stations. The Register comes into force on 15th February.
In this section you can:
- Check you are on the Electoral Register and your details are correct.
- If you are not registered , you now need to apply for entry on the Supplement to the Register. For applications and further information on being added to the Supplement to the Register, please click on the following link Forms for Inclusion on the Supplement to the Register
- Access information about Citizenship and Eligibility to Vote
- View Frequently Asked Questions about the Electoral Register
The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government is responsible for the various legislative codes dealing with the registration of electors and the conduct of elections and referenda. Meath County Council is responsible for the capture of information, quality control, publication and distribution of the Register of Electors.
In order to vote in an election in Ireland, you must be registered to vote. Being registered to vote means that you can participate in decision making about who represents you at local government level, national government level and European government level. Being registered to vote also means that you can get involved in decisions about how Ireland is governed by voting in elections and referenda.
View the links on the left menu for further information.
- Information & Application Forms for entry on the Supplement to the Register