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22 April 2021  


Seanad Éireann Register 2021

Are you a graduate from an NUI university or college?
Claim your Vote in elections to Seanad Éireann

All graduates with degrees from any of the NUI universities or colleges (see list here, and who are Irish citizens, have the right to vote in Seanad Éireann elections. However, you are not automatically registered to vote when you graduate.

NUI wishes to confirm that the 26th February deadline for receipt of registration claim forms for the 2021 electoral register has now passed.

All graduates who were already registered or submitted forms to NUI post-marked/emailed no later than 26th February 2021 will be included in the new electoral register to be produced on 1st June 2021.

Graduates who are registered and who wish to change the correspondence address included in the electoral register may still submit Change of Address Details to NUI, as per the instructions set out below.

To be placed on the 2022 NUI Seanad Éireann Register, graduates must complete a Seanad Éireann Registration Claim Formand send it to the National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, D02 V583.
Alternatively, you can scan and email the completed form to records@nui.ie.

  • printed, signed by hand, scanned and attached to an email and sent to records@nui.ie OR posted to Records Office, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, D02 V583.
  • signed electronically in the editable PDF form. Click here for instructions. Please note that the e-signature instructions are for use with Adobe Reader.
Download Registration Claim / Graduate Update Form

pdf Irish Version: English Version:

Please download the pdf to your computer (right click and save) and complete the form using Adobe Reader as not all internet browsers support on screen completion of pdf documents

(NOTE: Any change in address should be notified to National University of Ireland; otherwise the ballot paper may be lost, and your name removed from the Electoral Register).

NUI graduates from previous years who are unsure if they have already registered, or who wish to notify us of a change of address, can email records@nui.ie or call 01 4392424. 

How do I check if i am listed on the NUI Seanad Éireann register?

There is currently no provision in the Seanad Electoral (University Members) Acts, 1937-2015, for online registration or for checking the register online. If you wish to check that you are on the register you can contact NUI at records@nui.ie or (01) 439 24 24. To assist in identifying you on the register, please include the following information:

  • Full name at time of graduation/registration
  • Any other form of name used (e.g. Irish, single, married, etc.)
  • Date of birth
  • NUI degree(s) and other NUI qualification(s)
  • Year(s) of conferring(s) and NUI institution(s) where conferred
  • Previous address
  • Current address.

We will respond promptly to all enquiries.


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