Changes to polling booths in Limerick city area

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

VOTERS in next week’s referendum on the EU fiscal compact treaty are advised of a change to the location of polling booths in the city.

VOTERS in next week’s referendum on the EU fiscal compact treaty are advised of a change to the location of polling booths in the city.

Due to the expanding number of students at the college, the Limerick College of Further Education in Mulgrave Street is no longer being used as a polling station.

Booths one and two have been moved to St Brigid’s National School in the Singland Road.

Meanwhile, the booths numbered three and four have been moved to Presentation National School in Sexton Street.

There are no further changes.

County registrar Pat Meghen has announced other details of the polling arrangements for the count on Thursday, May 31.

Polling booths across the city and county will open at 7am and remain open until 10pm.

Following the closure of polling stations, the ballot boxes will be transferred under garda escort to the University of Limerick arena where they will be kept overnight.

The votes will then be sorted and counted the following day at the University of Limerick arena.

Counting of the votes in both constituencies is expected to get under way at around 9am at the UL Arena, and are expected to be complete by lunchtime.

However, it will not become clear how Limerick voted until the national results are announced later in the day at Dublin Castle.

It is estimated the result of the referendum will be known at approximately 5pm on Friday evening.

The results in Limerick will be revealed along the current constituency lines of Limerick City, Limerick County and West Limerick/North Kerry.

The electorate in the West Limerick/North Kerry constituency will see their votes counted at the Kerry Diocesan Youth Hall in Tralee.