- Created on 05 January 2015
- Last Updated on 05 January 2015
We are not currently accepting applications for work at future elections. We do expect that one or more Referendums will be held during 2015 but, as yet, no date has been set for these.
We plan to commence accepting applications for work at the next election at the start of February but may do so sooner if a specific election date is announced in the interim.
- Created on 05 May 2014
- Last Updated on 05 May 2014
The list of Polling Places that will be used, in County Westmeath, in the forthcoming European, Local and Bye Elections is available by clicking the link below.
The list contains details of the location of each polling place and the portions of the Electoral Register that are assigned to each Polling Place. The list is in PDF format and to view it you will need to have appropriate software installed on your PC. If you do not have this software already installed you can get Adobe Reader free of charge at www.adobe.com
- Created on 10 February 2014
- Last Updated on 10 February 2014
Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, has announced that the Government has agreed that the European Parliament and Local Elections will be held on Friday 23 May 2014. Polling will be between the hours of 7am and 10pm on that day.
Every person aged 18 years or over is entitled to be registered as a local government elector for the local electoral area where they ordinarily reside - citizenship is not a requirement for voting at the local elections. Every person who is a citizen of Ireland or who is ordinarily resident in the State and has reached the age of 18 years and who is not subject to any disqualification is eligible for election to a local authority. At the local elections 949 members of 31 local authorities will be elected in 137 local electoral areas.
Every Irish and other EU citizen living in Ireland aged 18 years or over is entitled to be registered to vote at the European Parliament elections in Ireland. Every Irish citizen and other EU citizen living in Ireland who has reached the age of 21 years and who is not subject to any disqualification can stand for election in any European constituency in the State. 11 MEPs will be elected in the State at the European Parliament elections next May. The proposed three constituencies in which MEPs will be elected are specified in the European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Bill 2013 which is scheduled to be debated in the Oireachtas this month.
- Created on 10 October 2012
- Last Updated on 10 February 2014
Every person aged 18 years or over is entitled to vote at the forthcoming local elections for the area in which they normally reside but only if they are on the Register of Electors for their area. Irish and EU citizens over the age of 18 years are also entitled to vote in the European Elections providing they are on the Register of Electors. The Register of Electors is maintained by the relevant Local Authority and it is important to make sure that you are on the register for your area. You should verify this even if you have voted in previous elections since errors do occasionally happen and could prevent you being able to cast your vote.
You can check the register online at CheckTheRegister.ie where it will only take a minute to make sure you are registered.
People who are eligible to vote but who are not registered as electors still have time to apply for entry in the supplement to the register of electors to be published before polling day and so be able to vote on polling day. Application forms can be downloaded from www.checktheregister.ie or can be obtained from City and County Councils. The closing date for applications is 6th of May 2014. Applications for inclusion on the Postal or Special Electors Register must be made by 26th April 2014.
Applications for inclusion in the supplement must be signed in the presence of and witnessed by a member of the Garda Siochana or, if the person cannot attend their local Garda Station, by an official of their County or City Council provided they state the reason why they were unable to attend a Garda station. If, because of a physical illness or physical disability, a person cannot attend either their local Garda Station or their County or City Council, their application form must be accompanied by a medical certificate.