Voter turnout around 40% in many parts of Mayo
VOTER turnout in the general election is running at around 40% in many parts of Mayo.
Ballina has seen the most brisk business at the polling booths so far. As of 4 p.m. today, turnout at the boys national school in the town stood at 47%, with the Sean Duffy Centre close behind on 45%.
Scoil Phadraig National School in Westport has seen a 43% turnout so far today.
A snapshot of voter turnout around the county as of 4 p.m., issued by the returning officer for Mayo, is as follows:
Swinford NS 35%
St. Patricks NS, Castlebar 37%
Scoil Raifteiri NS, Castlebar 39%
St. Anthonys School, Castlebar 37%
Foxford New School 39%
Sean Duffy Centre, Ballina 45%
Ballina Boys NS 47%
Scoil Phadraig NS, Westport 43%
Scoil Iosa, Ballyhaunis 37%
Claremorris Boys New School 35%
Polling stations remain open until 10p.m. tonight.