Voting underway shortly in referendums

Voting underway shortly in referendums

Polling gets underway shortly for the Referendums on same sex marriage and the age of the President.

Polls open at 7am, and will stay open to 10pm.

Residents of Carlow and Kilkenny are also electing a new TD to fill the seat left vacant by EU Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan.

After polling stations close at 10pm tonight, the ballot boxes will be sealed, transported and stored securely before counting gets underway at 9am tomorrow.

Indications of the result are expected by mid-morning, with a final declaration of how the country voted due by about 5pm tomorrow.

Voters can present their polling card to vote, but can vote without it as long as they have valid photo ID such as a passport, driving licence or social welfare card.

Read: Everything you need to know about the Marriage Equality Referendum

Read: Everything you need to know about the Presidential Age Referendum

Read: The DOs and DON’Ts of voting today

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