Election 2020: Strong turnout reported as voting continues around Ireland
Saturday, 8 February 2020 High turnout has been reported in many parts of the country as voting continues to elect the 33rd Dáil. Turnout was as high as 34 per cent in some areas by midday as voters cast their ballots on a Saturday for the first time in the history of the State. The day of the week, an Ireland rugby match and an approaching story may all impact how many people turning up to cast their ballots. Voting will close at 10pm and counting will begin on Sunday morning at 9am. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar claimed Saturday voting would help families and younger voters living or studying away from home, but others were sceptical as to its intended impact and question how it would upset the traditional rhythms of...
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