ELECTIONS 2019

Donegal voting reported as comparable to previous years 

Turnout of up to 15% in some areas this morning

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Donegal voting reported as comparable to previous years 

A voter casts his ballot in Ballintra this morning. Picture: Thomas Gallagher

Polling around the county is on a par with previous elections, reports from party representatives polling stations say.

Reports from polling stations put turnouts this morning at between 10% and 15% around the county.

Letterkenny voting has been slow this morning with the turnout at different polling stations ranging between 10% and 15%

Voting is brisker in the Glenties local electoral area at 15% and in the Milford area reports put voting at between 12% and 15%.

The Donegal local electoral area has been busy with turnouts closer to 15%.

Voting in Laghey was very quiet at lunchtime at around 12%. Voters expressed confusion at the length of ballot paper in a poll that has 19 candidates.

The traditional lunchtime rush to the polling stations is now underway and with the hours between 5pm and 8pm also usually busy.