16 August 2023
By Tom Collins
If you know your PPS you can now register to vote – or edit your details online at www.checktheregister.
ie – every nationality can register to vote
Cork City Council is informing the public that a new national online voter registration process is now in operation at www.checktheregister.
The new process has been simplified and is available for those registering for the first time as well as to people who may have recently changed address.
Cork City Council is calling on voters and potential voters to update or confirm their details so that the Council can ensure the accuracy of voter information in advance of Elections next year. The Council is now reaching out to residents of all ages and all backgrounds so that they can exercise their democratic right to vote. Every resident of the country, aged 18 or over, regardless of nationality, is entitled to vote in the upcoming local elections.
For those registering for the first time, or have recently changed address, a new simplified online registration option has been put in place.
You are no longer obliged to go to your local Garda station or registration authority to have your identity verified as the PPSN and date of birth provided online satisfies this requirement.
Cork City Council Director of Corporate Affairs, Paul Moynihan, said:
“This voter registration campaign will enable people who have voted previously to check and update their details. But it is intended also for people who may never have voted before and who want to exercise their right to do so. You may be on the register and have voted in local elections for years but adding details, including date of birth and your PPSN, allows local authorities to cross-check and confirm the information provided by each person, adding to the integrity of the process. It will also help to ensure that there aren’t duplicate registrations.”
“The new online process will also provide the facility for families to notify us when loved ones have passed away and that our records are up to date at Election time when voter cards are issued.”
“By going online, it has never been easier or quicker for people to register to vote or to update their details. But for anyone who isn’t comfortable using the internet, they should feel free to pick up the phone to us or to call into the Franchise Section in City Hall and we can help you,”
The Right to Vote is as follows:
- Irish Citizens (P) may vote at every Election/Referendum.
- UK Citizens (D) may Vote at Dáil and Local Elections only.
- UK also EU Citizens (J) may Vote at Dáil and Local Elections only.
- Other EU Citizens (E) may Vote at European and Local Elections only.
- Non-EU Citizens (L) may Vote at Local Elections only.
|YOU ARE ENTITLED TO VOTE AT THE FOLLOWING ELECTION TYPE|
|REFERENDUM OR PRESIDENTIAL||DÁIL||EUROPEAN||LOCAL|
|Irish Citizens (P)||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|UK Citizens (D)||NO||YES||NO||YES|
|UK also EU Citizens (J)||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|EU Citizens (E)||NO||NO||YES||YES|
|Non-EU Citizens (L)||NO||NO||NO||YES|