Register of Electors – County Laois


 

 

 

Check the online Register to see if you are on the Register of Electors in Laois and eligible to vote in elections.

 

Part 3 of the Electoral Reform Act 2022 which recently came into force introduced the new Rolling Register of Electors to replace the Draft and Live Registers.

Laois County Council is responsible for compiling the Register of Electors (voting register) for Laois. The Register is now updated on an ongoing basis.

Persons aged 18 or over who are otherwise qualified can register to vote. Persons aged 16 and 17 who are otherwise eligible may pre-register but will only become eligible to vote upon turning 18.

New applicants to the Register can now provide their PPSN, their date of birth and eircode. The introduction of PPSN’s will contribute to greater accuracy.

New applicants can register online via www.checktheregister.ie and current electors can also update their details using the same link.  You can check if you are on the Register here.

Where a person does not have a PPSN or who wishes not to provide it, they will need to complete a paper form which includes an in-person identity check at a local Garda station or at Laois County Council’s offices at Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

 

The following application forms can also be downloaded hereunder and from www.checktheregister.ie Completed forms can be sent to: Corporate Affairs, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 EHP9.

 

 

Please note that the onus is on all electors to check that all their details are correct on www.checktheregister.ie

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact our Corporate Affairs Department by e-mailing register@laoiscoco.ie or call 057/8664105.