The Northern Ireland Assembly was dissolved at 00:01 on Thursday 26 January, 2017. The elections will take place on Thursday 2 March, 2017.

The Northern Ireland Assembly has been dissolved

Make your vote count

Just look at some of the areas your vote can influence. Make your vote count on 2 March 2017.

How to vote

The Assembly election is on 2 March 2017 and you will be able to vote if you are at least 18 years old on 2 March; a British, Irish, European or Commonwealth citizen with leave to remain. Read more on our blog about what you need to vote in the Assembly Election.

Who is standing

The Assembly Election is on 2 March 2017. If you’re not sure who is standing in your constituency you can find out from the Electoral Office.

Assembly Business


The Northern Ireland Assembly is the devolved legislature for Northern Ireland. It is responsible for making laws on transferred matters in Northern Ireland and for scrutinising the work of Ministers and Government Departments.

Members' Dining Room


The Members' Dining Room will be open to the public for lunch Monday 30 January - Friday 03 March 2017.



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