What is the Seanad Register?
The Seanad Éireann Register published on 1st June each year is a list of the names, addresses and qualifications of NUI graduates who may vote in Seanad Éireann elections (NUI constituency). The Seanad Register may be used only for electoral purposes. There is an Edited Seanad Éireann Register which may be used for commercial purposes. Both registers are available for purchase.
- Institutions in the NUI constituency (Adobe PDF / 151 Kb)
Who is on the Register?
NUI graduates, other than honorary graduates, who are citizens of Ireland and who have claimed to be registered as voters. The right to vote is not automatic; it must be claimed. Claims must be received at the NUI Office by 26th February in any given year.
Registration Claim Forms are issued to graduates at the time of conferring; however any NUI graduate may request a Registration Form at any time. Note the pdf version of the registration claim form may be completed using your computer however the form must be signed.
Copies of the Seanad Éireann Electoral Register are available in the libraries of the various institutions within the NUI and the National Library. The register is also available for examination in the reception of NUI offices, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
'Have you changed your address recently? Did you let us know? If you are on the Register and didn't get your voting papers, the most likely reason is that we have an incorrect address on record for you. Unless we are informed of a change of address, voting papers will go to the address on record.'
Once the revised Register has been published, is it possible to amend an address?
Yes, a graduate may, at any time, ensure that his/her details are up-to-date by e-mailing : firstname.lastname@example.org , posting or faxing a Register Update Form to NUI.
Are names ever removed from the Register?
- on receipt of written request by a graduate to have his/her name removed
- on receipt of notification of the death of a graduate
- as provided by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2001: 'after reasonable enquiry by the registration officer, whose address or the address to which the ballot paper is to be sent is unknown'. (S. 56)
If my name has been removed from the Register, can I still vote?
Only if you have re-registered in time to be included on the Register in use for the relevant Seanad election.