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.
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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. Registration on the register is not automatic; graduates must claim to be registered. Claims/Registration forms must be received at the NUI Office by 26th February in any given year.
How do I claim to be registered?
Graduates must complete, sign and return to National University of Ireland a Registration Claim Form.
Note: There is currently no provision in the Seanad Electoral (University Members) Acts, 1937-2015, for online registration or for the use of electronic signatures. For this reason there is no facility for online registration.
The downloadable version of the Registration Claim Form (below) may be completed on screen using your computer the claimant should then print and sign the form.
The form can then be scanned and attached to an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Records Office, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Download Registration Claim / Graduate Update Form
How do I find out if I’m registered?
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.
I am on the Register but didn’t get a ballot paper in the last election
‘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 : email@example.com , posting or faxing a Registration Claim/Graduate Update Form to NUI. Note the pdf version of the registration claim form may be completed using your computer and scanned for emailing purposes, however the form must be signed by the claimant and so cannot be submitted online.
Completed forms should be returned to: National University of Ireland, Records Office, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.