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Thursday 20 June 2019

91,000 people are eligible to vote

Just over 91,000 people in County Wicklow are eligible to cast their votes in tomorrow's three elections for the County Council, European Parliament and the Citizenship Referendum.Voters in the urban areas of Arklow, Bray, Greystones and Wicklow will also take part in a fourth election, for their respective Town Councils.

Just over 91,000 people in County Wicklow are eligible to cast their votes in tomorrow's three elections for the County Council, European Parliament and the Citizenship Referendum.

Voters in the urban areas of Arklow, Bray, Greystones and Wicklow will also take part in a fourth election, for their respective Town Councils.

Polling stations will open for voting at 7 a.m. and will remain open for 14 hours, until 9 p.m.

All three ballot papers for County Council and European Elections and the Referendum will be placed in the same ballot box, but there will be a separate box in each polling booth in the urban areas for Town Council elections.

Sorting and counting of votes will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Counting of votes for the five electoral areas in the County Council election will take place at Arklow's Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday, together with the counting of votes in the Referendum. Votes for the Town Councils will be counted in each of the respective towns.

Votes cast in the European Election will be transmitted to the count centre in Navan after all the votes in the three elections have been sorted.

Sorting of votes in Arklow Sports and Leisure Centre is expected to be completed by mid-day, and then Mrs. Breda Allen, the returning officer for the Citizenship Referendum, will count those votes first. At the same time the European Election votes will be transmitted to Navan.

Counting of votes in the five electoral areas of the County Council election is not expected to get underway until mid-afternoon on Saturday.

Mr. Tom Murphy is the returning officer for the County Council Election.

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