Voter turnout in today’s referenda was reported as “steady” throughout the southwest.
In Donegal Town, officials at the St. John Bosco Centre recorded an 8% in the morning.
They said they expected a considerable improvement during the lunchtime period and during the early evening.
Nationally the turnout has been reported as “low” to “extremely low” in some parts.
The Government will be hoping for a larger turnout than in last year’s children’s rights referendum, when the turnout was just 33pc. That was down on the fiscal treaty referendum in April last year, where the turnout was 50pc.