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PIC: Low turnout reported as voters decide on Seanad and Court of Appeal

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TURNOUT IS REPORTED to be low across the country as voting continues in the two referenda being held today.

Around 3.1 million people are eligible to vote in the referendum to abolish the Seanad and the referendum to set up a new Court of Appeal.

Reports suggest that turnout has been low so far today though polling stations will expect a rush later this evening when people finish work.

The last referendum held in November last year saw turnout of just 33 per cent for the Children’s Rights vote. The all-time low was for the Bail referendum in 1996 where just 29 per cent turned out.

Here are some pictures of some mildly famous politicians and a few ordinary people casting their votes earlier today:

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    Richard Bruton votes on Referendum at Drumcondra National School, Drumcondra, Dublin.Source: Mark Stedman
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    Eamon Gilmore votes at Scoil Mhuire in Shankill, Dublin.Source: Mark Stedman
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    Lucinda Creighton in St. Mary's National School in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 this morning.Source: Sam Boal
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    Feargal Quinn granddaughters vote at Burrow School in Sutton, Co Dublin.Source: Mark Stedman
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    Feargal Quinn votes at Burrow School in Sutton, Co Dublin.Source: Mark Stedman
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    Two-year-old Lucy watches her dad Bryan Quinn cast at Burrow School in Sutton, Co. Dublin.Source: Mark Stedman
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    11-year-old Celine helps her mother Bernie Cryan cast her ballot at Drumcondra National School, Drumcondra, Dublin.Source: Mark Stedman
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    Source: samboal

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