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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Andrew has been working in the media in the West of Ireland for more than a decade. During that time he has been shortlisted for many national journalism awards, served as a judge for the Choice Music Prize in 2008 and was part of the nominating panel for the Meteor Ireland Music Awards from 2008 to 2011. He holds an MA in Journalism and Public Relation and a BA in English, Sociology and Politics. He is currently working on his debut novel. A selection of his writings, including a number of short stories can be viewed on Where The Rain Falls at https://wheretherainfallslifeemerges.blogspot.com/ Follow Andrew on twitter: @Andrew_CPeople Contact Andrew on ahamilton@clarepeople.ie

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