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Seanad Éireann

What is Seanad Éireann?

The Register of Seanad Electors for the Dublin University constituency is prepared and kept in pursuance of the Electoral Act, 1923. The Seanad Éireann Register, which is published on June 1 annually, is a list of the names, addresses and qualifications of graduates of the University of Dublin who have claimed to be registered.
Those registered are eligible to vote in Seanad Éireann elections within in the constituency of University of Dublin (DU).

Seanad Electoral Registration for 2022 closed at midnight on February 26, 2022.  The 2022 register will be published on 1st June 2022.

Should you wish to add your details to the 2023 electoral register please submit your details through the Register tab below.

Register for 2023

Seanad Electoral Register (2021)

The 2021 Seanad Electoral Register was published on 1st June 2021.  If you would like to confirm your inclusion on the provisional register please contact the Academic Registry Service Desk either by email to academic.registry@tcd.ie, by phone at +353 (0)1 896 4500 or in person.  When contacting us please ensure to provide as much information as possible including:

  • Student number (if available)
  • Your full name (include middle name(s) and maiden names if relevant).
  • Your date of birth
  • Course / Years attended
  • Addresses you may have been previously registered under.

The Register of Electors may be used for electoral purposes only, while an edited Register of Electors, can also be used for commercial purposes.  The register is provided in electronic format only and currently costs the sum of €101.25 made payable by credit or debit card, along with the submission of purchase form.

If you wish to view a copy of the Register this can be facilitated in our Watts Building service desk, please contact us at the details above to arrange an appointment.  For more information on eligibility to be included on the Seanad Electoral Register for the University of Dublin constituency, please see our FAQ below.

Amending Contact Details On The Register

An elector may, at any time, ensure that their details are up-to-date by submitting a request to the Academic Registry, either by email at academic.registry@tcd.ie, by phone at +353 (0)1 896 4500 or in person.  Unless we are informed of a change of address, voting papers will go to the address on record and updates to same must be received in writing to academic.registry@tcd.ie.  When contacting us please ensure to provide as much information as possible including:

  • Student number (if available)
  • Your full name (include middle name(s) and maiden names if relevant).
  • Your date of birth
  • Course / Years attended
  • Addresses you may have been previously registered under.

Seanad Éireann FAQs

How do I apply to be on the Register of Electors?

Graduates with a Trinity degree can claim their right to be added to the Register when they are responding to the invitation to graduate.  In addition to this, graduates can complete the on-line claim form here https://www.tcd.ie/academicregistry/graduation/seanad-eireann/seanad-form/.  
All claims to be included in the Register must be received by 26th February in any given year for inclusion in the Register of Electors published on the 1st June of that year. It is only necessary to register once unless, for one of the reasons given below, a name has been removed from the Register of Electors.

How can I check if I am on the current Register of Electors?

Inclusion on the DU Seanad Éireann Electoral Register can be confirmed by contacting the Academic Registry Service Desk either by email to academic.registry@tcd.ie, by phone at +353 (0)1 896 4500 or in person.  When contacting us please ensure to provide as much information as possible including:

  • Student number (if available)
  • Your full name (include middle name(s) and maiden names if relevant).
  • Your date of birth
  • Course / Years attended
  • Addresses you may have been previously registered under.

I didn’t receive my ballot in the last election - can I update my address on the current register?

Yes, an elector may, at any time, update their details by submitting a request to the Academic Registry, either by email at academic.registry@tcd.ie, by phone at +353 (0)1 896 4500 or in person.  Unless we are informed of a change of address, voting papers will go to the address on record and updates to same must be received in writing to academic.registry@tcd.ie.  When contacting us please ensure to provide as much information as possible including:

  • Student number (if available)
  • Your full name (include middle name(s) and maiden names if relevant).
  • Your date of birth
  • Course / Years attended
  • Addresses you may have been previously registered under.

How can I update my contact details once I am on the Register?

An elector may, at any time, update their details by submitting a request to the Academic Registry, either by email at academic.registry@tcd.ie, by phone at +353 (0)1 896 4500 or in person.  Unless we are informed of a change of address, voting papers will go to the address on record and updates to same must be received in writing to academic.registry@tcd.ie.  When contacting us please ensure to provide as much information as possible including:

  • Student number (if available)
  • Your full name (include middle name(s) and maiden names if relevant).
  • Your date of birth
  • Course / Years attended
  • Addresses you may have been previously registered under.

Why am I not on the register?
The right to vote is not automatic; it must be claimed. Eligible graduates are required to complete a registration/update form and return it to the Academic Registry by the 26th February in any given year for inclusion in the revised register published on the 1st June of that year. It is only necessary to register once unless, for one of the reasons given below, a name has been removed from the register.

When are names removed from the Register?
Names are removed:

  • on receipt of written request by a graduate to have their 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 is removed from the Register can I still vote?

You can apply to re-register and will be eligible to vote only if your name is published on the Register of Electors in use for the relevant Seanad Éireann Election. The Register of Electors is published on 1st of June each year.


Can I purchase a copy of the Register of Electors?

Anyone can request to purchase a copy of the Register of Electors for statutory purposes only and upon adherence to the provisions of the GDPR and the Data Protection Acts (1988 to 2018).  The Register of Electors is provided in electronic format only on submission of the purchase form and full receipt of payment.  The cost is calculated based on a set formula as prescribed in the legislation.  The cost of the 2021 Register of Electors is €101.25 made payable by debit credit card. 
Enquiries in relation to purchasing the Register of Electors can be made in person, by phone at 00353 (0)1 896 4500 or by email to academic.registry@tcd.ie

Provisional Seanad Register 2022