Voting and Election Guide Publication

Local authorities publish guides in Irish, English and some European languages to explain how the Irish voting system works and how the public can to exercise their right to vote.

Voting and Election Guide Publication are available on the Department’s website at

They are produced in various languages, as relevant to the election type.

Leaflets Available:

  • How the Dáil is Elected
  • How Irish MEPS are Elected (14 languages)
  • How Local Authorities are Elected (17 languages)
  • How the President is Elected
  • How the Seanad is Elected
  • The Referendum in Ireland
  • The Register of Electors (17 languages)
  • Information for Voters with a Disability
  • A Guide Ireland’s to PR-STV Voting System