Just over a third of the Clare electorate cast their vote today in the
Seanad and Court of Appeal Referenda.
With polls just closed, an estimated 36 per cent of those eligible to
vote in the county did so between 7am and 10 pm.
The morning started slow, but steady in many areas, with reports that
the number voting picked up around lunchtime in urban areas such as
Ennis and Shannon.
After a very quiet afternoon a teatime rush saw voters once again
going to the polls around the county.
One of the lowest turnouts was at Clarecastle NS with just 30.9% of
the electorate voting.
37.6% voted at Ennis (CBS), 38.8% at Killaloe (NS); 42.86% in
Kilnamona; and 32.5% at Kilrush (St Senan’s).
In Lisdoonvarna 33.5% of the electorate voted; Meelick (NS) had a turn
out of 37.25%; Miltown Malbay 33.5%; Shannon (St. Conaire’s) 36% and
Tulla 39.8%.
Turn out at this referendumn seems to be slightly higher than the
Children’s Rights Bill last November when just 32.3 per cent of the
Clare electorate turned out to vote.
In total 83,544 people were registered to vote in the Clare constituency today.

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Claire Gallagher is a multi-award winning journalist with more than 15 years experience in media. The Galwegan began her career in radio working in news and current affairs. Having spent a year on the dark side – political PR and Spin – she returned to journalism and has since then worked mainly in print – regional and national – while continuing to work with the broadcast media. She has been with the Clare People since its foundation in 2005. She was awarded “Young Irish Medical Journalist of the Year” in June 2008 while working with the paper. Twitter @galocon Facebook ClaireGallagherClarePeople

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