Home country elections – Ireland
Irish citizens residing abroad can't vote.
However, postal voting is provided for in electoral law in respect of certain categories of persons who are entered in the register of electors and who may be abroad on polling day:
- whole-time members of the Defence Forces
- members of the Garda Síochána
- Irish diplomats serving abroad and their spouses or civil partners;
- electors whose occupation, service or employment makes it likely that they will be unable to vote in person at their local polling station on polling day.
Electors who fall under any of these categories should contact the relevant local authorities in Ireland (city or county council) or visit the Register of Electors website , to complete the procedures required for postal voting.
Voting in national elections in Ireland isn't compulsory.