How to Vote in the Local Elections

You can have your say on May 24th 2019 at your local polling station.

Where do I vote?
You should have received a polling card by now which will have the address of the polling station where you can go to cast your vote. Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.

Do I need to bring the polling card with me?
You don’t need to bring your polling card with you to vote. You should, however, bring some valid form of personal identification like a passport or a driving licence. It won’t always be asked for, but if it is, you’ll need to show it.

Aside from passport or driving licence, types of acceptable ID include an employee identity card containing a photograph, a student identity card issued by an educational institution and with a photograph, a travel document containing a name and photograph, or a bank or savings or credit union book containing your address in the constituency. It’s also acceptable to show a cheque book, a cheque card, a credit card, a birth certificate or a marriage certificate, as long as it’s accompanied by another document which confirms your address in the constituency.

I never received a polling card. Can I still vote?
It depends. If you’re an Irish citizen, aged at least 18 and living in Ireland then you are entitled to vote, but you have to be on the electoral register. You can check whether you are or not on checktheregister.ie.

You’ll be asked to put in your province and the name of your local authority, as well as your name and address.

If for some reason you didn’t receive a polling card, don’t worry. You’ll still be allowed to vote as long as your name is on the register and you bring along identification.

How do I find out about the Kildare County Council?
You can find information on the makeup of the Kildare County Council areas at http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/CorporateServices/Elections/LocalElections2019/

How do I know if I’m in the Leixlip / Celbridge Electoral Area?
You can vote in the local elections for the area if you fall within this boundary