When the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announces that the Government has agreed European Parliament or Local Elections will be held to be entitled to vote (1) your name must be included on the Register of Electors which was published on 1st February or (2) you must submit an application for entry on the supplement to the register. Application for entry in the supplement should be made to the registration authority for the area in which the applicant is resident not later than the announced closing date.
Every person aged 18 years or over is entitled to be registered as a local government elector for the local electoral area where they ordinarily reside – citizenship is not a requirement for voting at the local elections.
The onus rests on each individual to ensure that he/she is registered to vote. Remember, you cannot vote unless you are registered.