Voting is continuing on the Mayo and Galway islands in the 2019 European and Local elections, and the divorce referendum.

Islanders traditionally vote a day ahead of the mainland, to ensure that ballot boxes are returned to the count centre  in time and are not impacted by bad weather at sea.

However, this is expected to be the last time islanders will vote ahead of the rest of the country - after the Government recently approved a Bill from Galway-West TD Eamon O'Cuiv that would mean islanders voting on the same day as those on the mainland.

Today, almost 200 voters on the Mayo islands of Inisturk, Inisbiggle and Clare Island are casting their votes, with polling stations on Clare Island and Inisbiggle remaining open until 8pm, and until 7.30 on Inisturk.

 

 

 

 

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