Voting has picked up slightly in Kildare this lunchtime in the Children’s Referendum.
The polling station at the Patrician Primary School in Newbridge had the highest recorded turnout so far, standing at 10.2% of voters.
Naas CBS polling station reported a turnout of 7% up to 1pm.
Elsewhere in the North Kildare constituency, Clane has reported a turnout of 8.5%; Celbridge 8%; Leixlip 6%; Sallins 7% and Kill 8%.
In Kildare South, Two-Mile-House (rural) and Kildare town (urban) have both reported a turnout of 9%.
Polling stations across County Kildare opened at 9am this morning, and they will remain open until 10pm tonight.
Voters are being urged to bring identification with them to the polling booths.
The electorate is being asked to decide whether or not to insert a new article, Article 42A, into the constitution, which deals directly with the rights of children.
- Laura Coates