About the Referendum Commission

The Referendum Commission is an independent body that explains the subject matter of referendum proposals, promotes public awareness of a referendum, and encourages the electorate to vote. It is open to the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government to appoint a Commission any time a referendum is to be held.


Learn more about the Referendum Commission

Latest News

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has laid the report of the Referendum Commission, on the referendums on marriage and the age of presidential candidates, before the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Commission has now published its report. You can read the report here.

The Referendum Commission presented its report to the Minister on 6 October 2015. In accordance with the Referendum Act 1998, the Commission will stand dissolved one month after the submission of its report to the Minister. Accordingly, the Commission will stand dissolved on 6 November 2015.

Past Referendums

You can read reports, recommendations, and websites relating to past referendums and past Commissions here.

If you’re not on the Register, you can’t vote!

In order to vote in the referendums, you have to be on the Register of Electors. To see if you are, you can check the register here.

If you are not registered, or if your details are incorrect, you can download the forms to the register or to change your details here.