It allows you to enter you details and it searches the register for your council area. If your not found you can either fill in a,
- Application for Registration (cunningly called an RFA form) if you have never registered before
- Application for Change of Address (an RFA3 form) if you have registered previously but changed address since then (that’s me)
Full Details of the process can be had at Dublin city council voter information page. There are similar sites reachable from www.checktheregister.ie for the other councils scattered around the country.