Presidential Election Order

Posted August 31st, 2018

On Tuesday I made a Presidential Election Order in connection with the forthcoming Presidential election, setting out the key dates in the election process, as follows:

Last day for receipt of nominations: 26 September 2018

Day on which the poll shall be taken: 26 October 2018

Hours of poll: 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

The nomination period commences at 10 a.m. on 30 August 2018 and closes at 12 noon on 26 September 2018.

People who are eligible to vote but who are not registered as electors still have time to apply for entry in the supplement to the register of electors to be published before polling day and so be able to vote on 26 October 2018. Application forms can be downloaded from or can be obtained from the relevant City, County or City and County Council. To be eligible for inclusion in the supplement to the register a person must be an Irish citizen, must be 18 years of age by polling day and must be ordinarily resident in the State.

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