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Register of Electors

About the Electoral Register

Cavan County Council is responsible for the compilation of the Draft and Live Register of Electors and are also for the compilation of the supplement to the Register.

The Register is published every year on 1 February and comes into effect on 15 February of that year.

How do elections work?

You can find out how elections work and how various elected representatives within government are elected by visiting the following website:

What can I vote for?

The Electoral Register is comprised of the following categories of electors:

  • Presidential
  • Dáil Citizenship Category
  • European
  • Local Government electors.

A person's citizenship will determine their category and the type of election at which they may vote as shown below:

CitizenshipCategory of ElectorType of election at which eligible to vote
Irish CitizenPresidentialAll Elections and Referendums
British CitizenDailDail, European and Local Elections
Other Eu CitizenEuropeanEuropean and Local Elections
Non Eu CitizensLocal GovernmentLocal Government Elections Only

How do I Register to Vote?

To be eligible for registration as an elector, a person must be:

  • At least 18 years of age on the day the Register comes into force. (i.e. 15th February of each year)
  • Resident at the address at which they wish to be registered on 1st September.
  • Registered at one address only.

If you would like to register your details with the Electoral Register and use your right to vote, please go through the following steps:

Step 1

Step 2

  • Complete the form and send it into the following address:

Register of Electors
Freepost
Cavan County Council
The Courthouse
Cavan Town
H12 R6V2

Check Your Details

Regardless of previous enquiries made by you on the Register, it is important that you check the Live Register and ensure your details are correct.

How do I change my details?

The only information that you need to change on the Electoral Register is your address if you have recently moved. If you would like to change your address ith the elctoral register, please go through the following steps:

Step 1

Step 2

  • Complete the form and send it into the following address:

Register of Electors
Freepost
Cavan County Council
The Courthouse
Cavan Town
H12 R6V2

If you have any further questions or queries about about changing your details, then please get in touch using the following details: 

Electoral Register

Email: register@cavancoco.ie

Tel: 049 4378300

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