#GE16: Turnout rising this afternoon as Kildare goes to the polls

Voting day turnout

Laura Coates laura.coates@leinsterleader.ie


Laura Coates laura.coates@leinsterleader.ie

#GE16: Turnout figures low this morning as Kildare goes to the polls

The polling station notices are up around Kildare today

UPDATE: 7pm:

Turnout is at 40% in both Naas and Newbridge. A last minute rush to the polls is expected before they close at 10pm tonight.

UPDATE: 4.30pm:

At 3pm, the turnout in Naas was 23%. Some 29% had voted in the Patrician Primary School, Newbridge and in Kilcullen the turnout was also at 29%.

The turnout at Scoil Mhuire, Green Lane, Leixlip, was 30%.

UPDATE: 2.30pm:

Turnout has been rising steadily across Kildare this lunchtime and into the early afternoon.

At 12.20pm, the turnout in Sallins was 14% and at 12.30pm in Naas' Scoil Bhride it was 15%. Maynooth was 16.5% and Confey 13%, Scoil Mhuire, Ballymany, Newbridge 15%; Naas Boys National School 13.5%; Naas Convent 17%; Clane Scoil Bhride 17%; Kilcullen 17%; Aghanrds 17%.

The turnout at 1.30pm in Kilcock was 18% and in Maynooth Girls National School it was up to 22.5% at 2pm


Turnout is still low at polling stations this morning as Kildare voters go to the polls in General Election 2016.

Turnout averaged around 11% across the county as of 11.30am this morning.

Clane was slightly higher with a turnout of 13%.

Returns from Leixlip and Maynooth averaged 11%.

Keep checking back as the turnout figure will be updated during the day.