42.% Election Turn Out for #clarele14 this evening. High turn out in Killaloe and Kilrush town. Low in Shannon town.

With just two hours until the polls close voting in the local and European elections in Clare is at 42.4 per cent.
The towns of Kilrush and Killaloe are showing a strong turn out, voting in Ennis is moderate but Shanon town is proving particularly slow.
The largest turn out so far has been in the Killaloe area with as many as 53 per cent voting in the town’s national school. Tulla, also in this constituency, is reporting a turn out this evening of 43.4 per cent.
In the West Clare local area, turn out at St Senan’s School Kilrush is at 46.6 per cent. The Kilrush town booth is attracting the most voters with a 53 per cent turn out.
Further north in this constituency Lisdoonvarna has recorded a 40 per cent turn out, while Miltown Malbay has a turn out of 44.16 per cent.
After a very slow morning and afternnon, voting in Shannon picked up in late evening with a 36 per cent turn out recorded at St Conaire’s National School, and 43.4 per cent in Meelick.
In the Ennis Electoral area the polling station at Clarecastle National School has reported a turn out of 43.7 per cent, while Ennis CBS has a turn out of 37.2.
Polling station supervisors in parts of Clare have reported that some voters have refused the European Election ballot paper, opting only to vote in the local election.

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