Referendums turnout nears 30%

Referendums turnout nears 30%

Polling stations are reporting brisk turnout in referendum voting this evening.

The average is around 30% and voting is expected to pick up as people finish work.

Urban areas are seeing higher turnout.

Referendums turnout nears 30%

Newlyweds Ann Cole and Vincent Fox prepare to cast their vote at St James Primary School, Dublin, following their wedding ceremony at a registry office.

The traditional teatime rush, with people voting after work, should see the turnout at over 60%.

If that's the case, close to two million people will have cast their votes - the highest turnout for any referendum in Irish history.

Polls close at 10pm for the two referendums and Carlow/Kilkenny by-election, with 3.2 million people eligible to vote.

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