This is ALL of the information you need to know about voting day

21st May 18 | News

What will the ballot paper say? What do i need to bring? What time do polling stations open and close at? We have all the info you need here!

1. Make sure you are registered to vote.

Visit CheckTheRegister.ie to make sure you’re registered to vote. If you're name does not appear, contact your council. If you're council confirms that you are not registered, then unfortunately you can not vote as the deadline to register was the 8th May.

2. What time do polling stations open and close?

Polls open at 7am and close at 10pm on 25th May.

3. What do I need to bring with me?

Bring your polling card with you as this will make the process easier for you and staff at the polling station. However, if you are registered to vote and didn't receive a polling card or if you simply forgot to bring it, it's no problem. You will need to bring some form of ID instead.

This is what they will accept:

  • A passport
  • A driving licence
  • An employee identity card containing a photograph
  • A student identity card issued by an educational institution and containing a photograph
  • A travel document containing name and photograph
  • A bank, saving or credit union book containing address in the constituency or local electoral area (where appropriate)
  • A Public Services Card

Even if you do have a polling card, you might still be asked for ID so it is important to bring something with you.

4. What does the ballot paper look like?

Make sure you place an 'X' and NOT a tick.

If you want to repeal the Eighth Amendment, place an 'X' in the Yes box.

If you want to retain the Eighth Amendment, place an 'X' in the No box.

5. There is a lot of support available for those with disabilities.

There is a wide range of supports available for anyone with a disability to make sure you can vote as easily as possible. Check out the Citizens Information page for a full range of options.

6. Do NOT can wear any campaign clothing, badges, emblems, stickers, bags etc. to the polling station as you could be turned away!

Can I take a selfie?

All photography and videography is completely banned in the polling stations.

7. When will we know the result?

It's hard to say for sure. There is generally a formal result announced somewhere between 3.00pm and 5.00pm the following day, Saturday, May 26th.

But if it's close, it could be longer.

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