Islands vote
tomorrow

Voting in the Fiscal Treaty Referendum will take place on the islands tomorrow, Monday, four days ahead of the rest of the county.

Voting in the Fiscal Treaty Referendum will take place on the islands tomorrow, Monday, four days ahead of the rest of the county.

Seven hundred and sixty six people are registered to cast their vote on the islands with 530 voters on Arranmore island. Twenty five people can vote on Gabhla island, while 64 may vote on Inishbofin, six people may vote on Inishfree at Barry Pilcher’s house and 140 people can cast their vote on Tory island.

Voting will get underway circa 9.30am when a helicopter will depart from the Falcarragh Industrial Estate for Inishbofin to drop of the ballot boxes at the Ionaid Pobail. The helicopter will then make its way to Tory island where voting will take place at the national school. Voting will take place on both islands between 11am and 3pm.

An officer will leave Machaire Gathlán pier at 10am for Gabhla island in Gweedore where voting will take place in teach Sheamus MacSuibhne. Voting will also take place on this island from 11am to 3pm. The longest period of voting will take place at two venues on Arranmore island, at the Arranmore and Leabgarrow National Schools from 10.30am to 7.30pm. Voting will take place on Inishfree between 11am and 3pm.

There are 123 polling stations in the constituency of Donegal North-East where 58,387 are entitrled to vote and 136 in Donegal South-West where 63,127 are eligible.

Gardaí will collect the ballot boxes from the islands and escort them to Glenties Garda Station where the boxes will be kept in special storage until the day of the count.

The Donegal North-East count will be held in the Bonagee Community Centre, Letterkenny and in the John Bosco Hall, Donegal Town for Donegal South West. The formal counting session will begin at 9am next Friday.