The Register comprises four categories of electors. A person's citizenship determines their category and the type of elections at which they may vote as in the table below:
Citizenship Type of Election at which eligible to vote Letter on Register
Irish Citizens All elections and referenda -
British Citizens Dáil, European & Local Elections DD
Other EU Citizens European and Local Elections E
Non-EU Citizens Local Government Elections only L
Note: The letter 'S' placed against an elector's name signifies that the person concerned is either a person entitled to vote by post only or a special voter.
In order to qualify for entry onto the Register, a person must comply with the relevant statutory provisions:
The statutory provisions relating to the qualifications for registration as electors are contained in the Electoral Act 1992 and are summarised as follow:
18 years or over on 15th February in the year in which the Register comes into force (i.e. 15th February 2017 to qualify for entry onto the 2017/2018 Register)
Ordinarily resident in the constituency on the qualifying date (1 September in the year proceeding the year in which the Register comes into force)
In order to qualify for entry onto the Register, a person must comply with the relevant statutory provisions.