July 14, 2024

It’s early days, however the newest information from RTE Information exhibits a mean of 14% of the Donegal voters have solid their votes up to now within the native and European elections.

Within the Gaeltacht areas, 11% turnout is reported in Carraig Airt, 14% in Fánaid, 13% in Doibhlinn Riabhach, 13% in Na Dúnaibh and 13% in Doirí Beaga.

Some 9% of the voters have voted in Loch an Iúir, 14% in Bun Beag, 10% in Rann na Feirste, 11% in Dobhar, 15% in Doire Chonaire, 10% in Caiseal na gCorr, 13% in Gort a’Choirce and 11% in Cnoc Fola.

Elsewhere, 15% have turned out in Ceathrú Canainn, 14% in Caiseal and 13% in Cill Chartha.

On the islands, 18% have solid their vote on Inis Bó Finne, 20% in Toraigh and 28% in Gabhla.

15% have voted in Cranford and 18% in Milford.

Turnout in Machaire Rabhartaigh is excessive – 19% at 1pm.

There was a mean turnout of between 7% and 13% in Letterkenny.


A complete of 91 candidates will probably be hoping that voters throughout the seven electoral areas will put a tick of their choice field and push them nearer to a seat on Donegal County Council.

A complete of 37 of these candidates will probably be profitable and can take their place throughout the electoral areas of Carndonagh, Buncrana, Letterkenny, Glenties, Donegal City, Stranorlar, Lifford, Letterkenny and Milford.

Polling stations opened at 7am and won’t shut till 10pm.

Voters will obtain two poll papers after they flip up at polling centres in Donegal, one for the native elections and one for the European elections.

Don’t panic if you happen to nonetheless haven’t acquired a polling card as you’ll be able to nonetheless vote.

Do verify the that you’re registered on www.checktheregister.ie after which carry some legitimate ID similar to a passport, a driving licence, a scholar ID card or a public providers card.

In addition to the native election poll paper on your space inside Donegal, you’ll obtain one other very massive poll paper with at least 27 candidate names on it (and 28 inches lengthy!) for the Midlands North-West as a part of the European Elections.

Each needs to be stuffed in and positioned within the poll field.

All containers will probably be taken to the Aura Leisure Centre in a single day tonight and securely saved.

The European and native election voting papers will then be separated on Saturday permitting the tally folks from the varied events to get a fast have a look at how their candidates are doing.

Nevertheless, as soon as separated, the votes will probably be put again within the containers and brought to their respective native rely centres the place the actual counting begins in earnest on Sunday morning.

The European election poll papers will probably be taken to Castlebar in Co Mayo additionally on Saturday for ballots to be counted commencing on Sunday however a ultimate end result will not be anticipated there for plenty of days.

So all it’s a must to do now could be to train your proper to vote.

All of us have the democratic proper to elect who we wish to see on our native county council or to be our voice within the European Parliament however we should be sure we get out and vote within the first place to make that occur.


Election 24: Turnout is gradual however regular in components of Donegal was final modified: June seventh, 2024 by Workers Author