How to register to vote

Check you are registered to vote or to access online application forms go to www.checktheregister.ie.

For any further queries, call to our office or contact 05793 57402 or email registerofelectors@offalycoco.ie

Voting…It’s the only way to have your say!

Draft Register of Electors 2022/2023

Offaly County Council is currently preparing the Draft Register of Electors for 2022/2023.  This Register of Electors will come into effect as the Live Register of Electors on 15th February, 2022. 

Any person who: will be 18 years of age on or before 15th February 2022; has recently changed address; is seeking a Postal Vote or Special Vote; or who wishes to ensure that their registration details are entered accurately on the 2022/2023 Register of Electors, should email registerofelectors@offalycoco.ie or contact the Franchise Section, Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore, telephone 057 9357402 before 25th November 2021.

Any person who wishes to confirm whether they are on the current 2021/2022 Register of Electors may check same at https://checktheregister.ie

UNLESS YOU’RE REGISTERED, YOU CANNOT VOTE.

Who is eligible to be on the Register of Electors?

To be eligible to be on the Register of Electors you must:

  • Be18 years old or older on 15th February the year the Register comes into force
  • Be ordinarily resident in the county

Who is eligible to vote?

To be eligible to vote you must:

  • Be 18 years of age on or before polling day.
  • Be ordinarily resident in the County.

To register to vote:

Note : The voters’ register is published on 1st February each year and comes into force on 15th February.


Check these 2 things before submitting your form:

  1. Check the Register of Electors on line at www.checktheregister.ie to see if you are already registered to vote or alternatively at your local Post Office, Public Library, Garda Station, Courthouse or Council Office.
  2. Check your voting rights. Your voting rights depend on your citizenship:
  • Referenda: Only Irish citizens can vote in referenda e.g. to vote for or against a proposal to modify the Irish constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann).
  • Elections for Dáil Éireann: Both Irish and British citizens can vote in elections for Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament).
  • Elections for the European Parliament: Irish, British and other European Union (EU) citizens can vote in elections for the European Parliament.
  • Elections for Local Government: Irish, British, EU and non-EU citizens can vote in local elections.

Note : You may be required to produce documentary evidence to support your eligibility to vote, e.g. a birth certificate, a certificate of naturalisation.

Completed forms must be returned to the following address:

Offaly County Council
Franchise Section
Áras an Chontae
Charleville Road
Tullamore
Co. Offaly 

Please call 057 9357402 (Offaly County Council Franchise Section) for further information.