Quarter of Kildare electorate have voted in Children’s Referendum

Around a quarter of the Kildare electorate have so far turned out to vote in today’s Children’s Referendum.

Around a quarter of the Kildare electorate have so far turned out to vote in today’s Children’s Referendum.

In the north of the county, the turnout in Celbridge stood at 25% shortly after 7pm. Leixlip was at 24% and Maynooth at 23%.

Moving south to Naas, turnout was higher at 28%. Turnout was also relatively high in Newbridge, with 29% of the electorate having turned out to vote at the Patrician Primary School polling station in Newbridge.

Kilcullen stood at 25% and Rathangan was lower at 20%.

The last figure reported for Athy in South Kildare was a 17% turnout by 6pm.

Polling stations are open until 10pm tonight and voters are encouraged to bring identification with them to the booths.

The Kildare North and Kildare South count gets underway tomorrow at 9am in Punchestown.

- Laura Coates