The Irish State - Political Parties and Elections

Voting in Elections and Referenda

Opportunities to vote arise in five decision-making procedures:

Resident citizens over the age of 18 years may vote at Dáil, Presidential, local and European elections, and referenda. British citizens living in Ireland may vote at Dáil, European and local elections. European Union citizens may vote at European and local elections. All residents, regardless of citizenship, may vote at local elections.The electoral system is proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote (PR-STV) in multi-member constituencies.

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