Voting Gets Underway At Referendums

Voting is underway for the two referendums in the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election.

The public are to decide about lowering the age of presidential candidates from 35 to 21, and whether to allow the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

The polling stations are open until 10pm tonight, 22 May.

The Referendum Commission is calling on all voters to use their vote in both referendums.

Commission Chairman, Mr Justice Kevin Cross, said: "We do not argue for a yes or no vote, but we do strongly urge you to inform yourself and use your vote. How you vote on each of the two proposals is entirely a matter for you to decide, but it is important that you use your vote."

Voters will be given two ballot papers tomorrow. A white ballot paper for the Marriage Referendum and a green ballot paper for the Age of Presidential Candidates Referendum. Voters cast their vote by putting an 'X' mark in the box.


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