Counting of votes underway following Children’s Referendum

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The counting of votes is underway at the UL Arena following yesterday’s Children’s Referendum.

The counting of votes is underway at the UL Arena following yesterday’s Children’s Referendum.

After polling stations across Limerick closed at 10 O’clock last night, the ballot boxes were sealed and brought the count centre where they were stored overnight.

The votes for the Limerick and Limerick city constituencies are being counted at the UL Arena while votes cast in parts of West Limerick are being counted in Tralee at the count centre for the Kerry North / Limerick West constituency.

More than 120,000 people were eligable to vote in Limerick yesterday but despite the holding of the referendum on a Saturday, the turnout is expected to be relatively low.

According to local returning officer, Pat Meghen, the counting of votes is expected to be completed by lunchtime or early afternoon.

However, the results of the vote in Limerick will be not be announced until after they have been sumbitted to the national returning officer in Dublin.

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