Register of Electors – County Laois


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 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 Completed forms can be sent to: Corporate Affairs, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 EHP9.



The following forms are also available by contacting Laois County Council on or alternatively by contacting 057 8664105

PV1- Application for Postal Vote for members of the Defence Forces

PV3 – Application for Postal Vote for Civil Servants serving as a member of a diplomatic mission

outside the state.

PV5 – Application for Postal Vote for members of the Garda Siochana

PV6 – Application for Postal Voters by registered voters detained in prison

PV8 – Application for postal vote by persons employed by the Returning Officer


Please note that the onus is on all electors to check that all their details are correct on

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




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