Voting & Elections

Voting & Elections

To be registered to vote in any election or referendum, an eligible person must be 18 years of age or over on the date the Register of Electors comes into force for that year and be entered on that register. See also our page on voting eligibility.

  • Check the Register here.
  • For local elections, there are six electoral areas in Waterford. For general elections, Waterford is one constituency.

    Who Can Vote in a General Election?
    Only persons on the Register of Electors or on the Supplement to the Register (which opens when there is an election/referendum) can vote.
    To be registered to vote at a General Election, you must be an Irish or British citizen, be ordinarily resident in the State and be 18 years or over on polling day.

    Registering to vote is now possible online, year-round.

    The public are encouraged to confirm and update their details online using the newly upgraded website.

    See our page on voting eligibility.

    How do I know if I am registered to vote?
    Check online at