Children’s Referendum turnout tipping 15% in Kildare

Kildare looks set to join the rest of the country in reporting a low turnout for today’s Children’s Referendum.

Kildare looks set to join the rest of the country in reporting a low turnout for today’s Children’s Referendum.

The percentage of voters who so far turned up at polling booths across the county was around the 15% mark in both urban and rural areas late this afternoon.

Monasterevin reported a 15% turnout at 4.30pm, with Celbridge in North Kildare just slightly higher at 16%.

Clane had a 14.5% turnout as of 4pm, with the polling station at Scoil Bhride, Naas, having 15% voter turnout.

At 4pm, Kilcullen and the Patrician Primary polling station in Newbridge were both at 16%, with Confey in Leixlip at 14%.

Pollling stations remain open until 10pm tonight across the county. Voters are reminded to bring identification with them to the polling booths.

The referendum counts will start at 9am tomorrow morning, with the Kildare North and Kildare South counts taking place in Punchestown.