By 3.30pm this afternoon, over 27% of voters had cast their ballots in St John of God’s primary school in Kilkenny city for the European parliament and the local elections.
In the North, 26% of people had voted in Castlecomer’s primary school while in the south, 24% had voted in Glenmore and it was a similar figure in Kilmacow where very few young people had voted.
And in Ringville, Kilmacow which historically, has one of the highest turn-outs for every election, turn-out was running at just 23%.
The figures are slightly up on the same time for the 2009 election.
Polling stations remain open until 10pm this evening and people are advised to bring photo identification with them.
57 candidates are fighting for 24 seats on Kilkenny County Council.