Documents & Forms

Register of Electors forms


A new Register of Electors is compiled each year, and the draft of this is published annually on 1st November. You can be included on the draft register by completing Form RFA and returning it to the Franchise Section of Waterford City and County Council.

You can inspect the Draft Register in your local Post Office or Garda Station and on www.Checktheregister.ie. The public is invited to check the Draft Register to make sure they are correctly registered.

You have until the 25th November annually to make a correction or have your name included on the draft Register by using form RFA1. The Live Register of Electors is then published on 1st February of the following year and comes into force on the 15th February annually.

To be able to vote in an election or referendum, a person's name must be entered in the Register of Electors for the locality in which the person ordinarily resides.

Please note it is a person's own responsibility to ensure that they are registered (or de-registered), and/or to inform the local authority of a change of address. A person may be registered at one address only.


Application Forms in English

  • Form RFA - Application for entry of names in the Register of Electors
  • Form RFA1 - Claim for inclusion on the draft Register of Electors 2021-2022
  • Form RFA2 - Supplement to Register of Electors
  • Form RFA3 - Change of Address form
  • Form RFA5 - Application for inclusion in the Supplement to the Register of Electors by a person already registered, who becomes an Irish citizen
  • Form PV1 - Application for inclusion in the Postal Voters’ List by persons with a Physical Illness or a Physical Disability
  • Form PVS1 - Application for inclusion in the Supplement to the Postal Voters List by persons with a Physical Illness or a Physical Disability
  • Form PV2 - Application for inclusion in the Postal Voters List by electors unable to vote at their polling station due to circumstances of Occupation (including certain Students)
  • Form PVS2 - Application for inclusion in the Supplement to the Postal Voters List by electors unable to vote at their polling station due to circumstances of Occupation (including certain Students)
  • Form SV1 - Application for inclusion in the Special Voters List
  • Form SVS1 - Application for inclusion in the Supplement to the Special Voters List
  • Form SVS5 - Application for Civil Servants serving outside the State Application for inclusion in Supplement to Postal Voters List
  • Form EP1 - Form for registration as a European Elector
  • Form RFC - Defence Forces - Registration as Electors
  • Foirmeacha Iarratais As Gaeilge

  • Foirm RFA - Le cur san áireamh I ndréacht-Chlár na dToghthóirí 2021-2022, ní mór duit foirm iarratais RFA a chomhlánú.
  • Foirm RFA2 - Iarratas ar Fhorlíonadh Chlár na dToghthóirí
  • Foirm RFA3 - Iarratas ar ainm a chur isteach san fhorlíonadh a ghabhann le Clár na dToghthóirí – Athrú ar Sheoladh.
  • Foirm RFA5 - Iarratas ó dhuine atá cláraithe cheana féin a thiocfaidh chun a bheith ina s(h)aoránach Éireannach a ainm/a hainm a chur san áireamh san Fhorlíonadh a ghabhann le Clár na dToghthóirí
  • Foirm PVS2 - Iarratas ó thoghthóirí nach bhfuil in ann vóta a chaitheamh ina stáisiún vótaíochta de bharr imthosca Slí Beatha etc. (lena n-áirítear mic léinn áirithe) chun a n-ainm a chur san áireamh san Fhorlíonadh a ghabhann le Liosta na bPostvótálaithe).
  • Foirm SVS5 - Státseirbhísigh atá ag fónamh lasmuigh den Stát Iarratas chun ainm a chur san áireamh san Fhorlíonadh a ghabhann le Liosta na bPostvótálaithe
  • Are You Registered to Vote?