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Most spoiled votes? Highest turnout? How Ireland voted

And what about in Enda Kenny’s constituency? Or Gerry Adams’?

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SO 50.6 PER cent of the electorate turned out to vote, with 60.29 per cent of those ticking the Yes box.

But how did things pan out at a more local level around the country? Here’s the highs, and lows of the day…

Highest percentage turnout?

Dublin North Central had the highest turnout on polling day with 58.76 per cent, that’s 31,024 ballots cast.

Lowest percentage turnout?

Donegal North East meanwhile saw the lowest turnout with 42.59 per cent, or 24,869 little ‘x’s in little boxes.

Highest percentage of spoiled votes?

That honour goes to Tipperary North, where 213 of the 33,486 votes were spoiled in some way – that’s 0.6 per cent. There were 7,206 spoiled around the country as a whole

Highest percentage of Yes vote

Dublin South, constituency of Fine Gael’s Alan Shatter and Independent Shane Ross, came out with the highest percentage of Yes votes with 75.8 per cent.

Highest percentage of No vote

Donegal North East not only had the lowest turn out, it also garnered the highest percentage of No votes with 44.4 per cent. Donegal NE is home to TDs Charlie McConalogue of Fianna Fáil, and Sinn Féin’s Pádraig MacLochlainn.

What about Gerry Adams’ constituency?

Gerry Adams’ constituency of Louth was likely a disappointment for him as it voted 52.75 per cent Yes. 51,656 people turned out to vote and there were 253 spoiled votes – or 0.5 per cent.

And Enda Kenny’s?

The Taoiseach’s constituency saw a voter turnout of 47.8 per cent, and was pretty decisive in its voting, with 67.2 per cent voting Yes. Half a perc cent spoiled their votes – a total of 207 people.

Eamon Gilmore?

The Labour Leader’s constituency of Dun Laoghaire had the honour of boasting the second highest turnout, and voted Yes with 74.21 per cent of the poll. There were 170 spoiled votes.

And Micheál Martin’s?

In Cork South Central 53.46 per cent turned out to vote, with 62.17 per cent of those voting Yes. There were 212 spoiled votes.

And what about Joe Costello?

Dublin Central clocked up a Yes vote of 53.53 per cent, and 48.3 per cent of people turned out.

Catch up on all of TheJournal.ie’s referendum coverage here>

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