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European elections


When are the next European Elections?

The next European elections will take place on Friday 24 May 2019.

In the tabs above the picture on this page, you will find links to information about different aspects of the election: 

    • Am I registered?
    • How and where do I vote?
    • Why should I vote?
    • How can I encourage family and friends to vote?

If you cannot find the information you require on this page, please contact our office on Tel 605 7900 or email us

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is responsible for the legislation dealing with the registration of electors and the conduct of elections and referendums in Ireland.

Franchise Section, Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Polling Day Orders made for European and local elections
Public notice of the times for receiving nominations and of the application requirements

Information for voters who are blind and vision impaired

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland have developed tactile templates for the upcoming elections which will be available in all polling stations.  More details on their website at the link below.

The European Parliament Office has leaflets about the European election available in braille which we can supply on request. 

We also have leaflets about the elections in accessible format for people people with an intellectual disability, certified by Inclusion Ireland and available on request.

NCBI website

Freephone numbers:

Dublin: 1800 200 246  

South : 1800 300 103

Midlands-North-West: 1800 805 821



Every five years EU citizens choose who represents them in the European Parliament, the directly-elected institution that defends their interests in the EU decision-making process.