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17 Aug 2022

Early morning General Election 2020 turnout rates in Laois

#GE2016 – voting underway in Limerick

Kathleen Hyland and Mary Maher casting their votes this morning in Rosenallis. Picture: Stan Henderson

Less than 5% of the electorate have cast their votes in early morning General Election 2020 polling at a sample of Laois polling stations.

Turnout figures from around Laois are as follows:

Portlaoise Urban 4.3%
Portlaoise Rural 4.2%
Rosenallis 4.3%
Mountmellick 3.2%
Ballyfin 3.3%
Vicarstown 4.8%

Early morning rates are traditionally higher as people vote before going to work but presiding officers report a slow turnout so far. This is the first time an Irish General Election has taken place on a Saturday.

A large section of Laois voters will vote in Kildare South this time around while the remainder will cast their votes in the reunited Laois Offaly constituency.

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