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Steady early voting 'with spurts'
Annie Fitzgerald,Ennis, voting at the Holy Family on Friday morning. Photograph by Arthur Ellis.

20-25% turnout in Clare by early afternoon

MOST polling stations surveyed by the Clare Champion had seen voter turnout in the region of 20-25% by the early afternoon.

Doonbeg led the way with 25% turnout, while in Kilmurry McMahon it was 19% and 22% in Caherea.
In Ennis the overall turnout was around 22%, while at St Conaire’s in Shannon it was at 24%.

Twenty per cent of the register had voted in Newmarket on Fergus, while the figure was 23% in O’Callaghan’s Mills.

Mary and Jimmy Madigan after casting their vote in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Friday morning. Photograph by Arthur Ellis.

The usual post-work increase in voting patterns is expected, as the 151 polling stations throughout the constituency will remain open until 10pm.

Niamh and Fiona Staunton voting at the Holy Family, Ennis. Photograph by Arthur Ellis

A total of 83,225 people are eligible to vote in Clare.

Maria Nolan with her daughter, Andrea who flew home from London to vote in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Friday morning. Photograph by Arthur Ellis
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Mai Considine, Laura Lehane and Mary Lehane after casting their vote in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Friday morning.  Photograph by Arthur Ellis.
Brilliant sunshine as helped bring out the early voters in Clare in the Eight Amendment referendum today (Friday)

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