Key Dates

Polling Day – Friday 26 October 2018

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Mr. Eoghan Murphy T.D., signed a Presidential Election Order which sets 26 October 2018 as polling day. Voting will take place between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

Nomination Period – Thursday 30 August (10am)  to Wednesday 26 September, 2018

The nomination period ran from Thursday 30 August (10a) to Wednesday 26 September, 2018.

The latest time for receiving nomination was 12.00 noon on 26 September 2018.

A nominated candidate may withdraw his or her nomination at any time before the completion of the ruling on nominations but not thereafter.

A nomination paper must be delivered by the candidate or one or more of the persons making the nomination or in the case of a City, County or City and County Council by an official of the council. Contact should be made with the office of the Presidential Returning Officer by telephone at 01 8882424 to arrange an appointment for the delivery of the nomination paper.

Ruling on Nominations – Wednesday 26 September 2018

At 3.00 pm on 26 September 2018 in the Custom House, Dublin 1 the Presidential Returning Officer ruled on nominations.

For further details see the section ‘Ruling on Nominations’ in the Information Note for CandidatesNóta Eolais don Iarrthóir.

Please click here to see the Press Release on the Presidential Election – Ruling on Nominations

Presidential Election Order – Tuesday 28 August 2018

The Presidential Election Order was signed on 28 August 2018. Click here to see the order.