Local Elections 2024

An election of members for each of the Local Electoral Areas of Kilkenny County Council is about to be held.

Nomination papers may be obtained from the address below during the usual office hours or at the following links:

Nomination Paper

Páipéar Ainmniúcháin

A person may nominate himself/herself as a candidate or may, with his/her consent, be nominated by a proposer who is registered as a local government elector in the local electoral area of the local authority for which he/she proposes to nominate the candidate.

A nomination paper from a candidate of a registered political party must have a certificate of political affiliation attached which must be produced to me with his/her completed nomination paper.

If no certificate is attached, the candidate must, before the latest time for receiving nominations, either –

  • secure 15 assents to the nomination by way of statutory declarations by local government electors registered in the relevant local electoral area (forms available from Returning Officer or on links below), or
  • make a deposit of €100 [deposit may also be made on the candidate’s behalf].

Assentors Form

Foirm Na nAointachtóirí

The latest time for receiving nominations is 12 noon on the 18th day of May, 2024.

Completed nomination papers may be delivered to the Returning Officer in person by the candidate or his/her proposer at any time when she is at the office, from 10.00 a.m. on the 11th day of May, 2024 until 12 noon on the last day for receiving nominations.

The Returning Officer is required by law to attend to receive nominations between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon and between 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. on the 17th day of May, 2024 and between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon on the 18th day of May, 2024.

If the election is contested, a poll will be taken on the 7th day of June, 2024 between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.

Anne Maria Walsh, Returning Officer,

County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95A39T