When can I vote?
The election takes place on Saturday, February 8th.
You can vote between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
Where do I vote?
Voting takes place in polling stations in each community. Often the local primary school is used as the polling station.
You can check your polling station using this website: https://www.voter.ie/
If you have received a polling card, the address of the polling station will be on that too.
What do I need to bring with me to the polling station?
You need to bring any one of the following forms of ID with you:
- A passport, or
- A driving licence, or
- A Public Services Card, or
- An employee identity card containing a photo, or
- A student ID containing a photo, or
- A travel document containing a name and photo, or
- A bank or credit union book containing your address in the constituency
Do I need a polling card?
No, you do not need a polling card to vote. All you need is one of the IDs listed above
How do I fill in the ballot paper?
There will be 15 candidates on the ballot paper in Dublin South-West. To vote, put a number 1 in the empty box beside your favourite candidate. You can also put a number 2 beside your second favourite, a number 3 beside your third favourite and so on. You do not need to number all 15 of the candidate, if you only have one or two you want to support, you can just vote 1 & 2 and leave it at that.
If your number 1 choice does not get elected, your vote will then transfer to your second favourite and so on.
Here is an example, showing someone voting number 1 for Paul Murphy and number 2 for Sandra Fay:
Here is an official video explaining the process: