UPDATE: The polls closed at 10:00. We don’t have final turnout figures, but it’s suggested it may have reached 70% in some areas.

It may not be the highest turnout in the nation’s history (That would be the vote in which the constitution was adopted at 75% turnout), but it’s high enough to show that people do care deeply. And every vote counts.

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As of the 6:00 News, voter turnout has been recorded as around as averaging 30% across the country, over 40% by 5:00 pm in parts of Dublin so far. Polls are open for another 3 hours. That’s currently higher than usual for referenda, more in line with voter turnout for a general election.

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Voting patterns so far are showing higher turnout in cities than in the country.

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I’ve been reminded that across the pond, it’s Harvey Milk Day.

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