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.
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.
- ERF1 Electoral Registration Form
- ERF1 Clárú chun vóta a chaitheamh
- ERF2 No Fixed Address Form
- ERF2 Gan Seoladh Seasta
- PV2 Illness or Disability Form
- PV2 Tinnis nó míchumais
- PV4 Student or Work purposes
- PV4 Oibre nó staidéir
- PV7 Anonymous Elector
- PV7 Thoghthóir gan ainm
- SV1 Special Voters List
- SV1 liosta vótálaithe speisialta
- TPC Third party request
- TPC Iarratas ó thríú páirtí
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 email@example.com or call 057/8664105.