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Voting underway in elections

Friday, 24th May, 2019 11:57am
Voting underway in elections

Polling stations will remain open until 10pm.

Voting underway in elections

Polling stations will remain open until 10pm.

Voting has begun in Tipperary and across the country in the Local and European Elections. In the county people will vote in eight Local Electoral Areas where 79 candidates are seeking to be elected to 40 seats. In the European Elections the Ireland South constituency has 23 candidates contesting five seats. The public are also being asked to vote in a Divorce Referendum.

 

Polling stations will remain open until 10pm. At the close of poll, ballot boxes will be delivered to the County Registrar who will open them in the Presentation Convent Sports Facility, Presentation Convent, Thurles commencing at 9am on Saturday. 

 

At the Presentation Sports facility, the three sets of ballot papers (for the Referendum, European election and local election) will be checked by the County Registrar to reconcile the number of papers in each ballot box with the accounts returned from the polling stations.

 

The Presentation Convent Sports Facility will also be used for the sorting and counting of the Local Election Ballot Papers, while the Referendum Count will take place simultaneously in an adjacent building to the Sports Facility following the Ballot Box Reconciliation process.

 

While it is not possible to predict the times at which counts will finish, it is proposed to conclude counts at midnight and to resume at approximately 10am on Sunday.  If there is a reasonable prospect of a count finishing in the early hours of the Sunday morning this option may be taken. 

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