Polls open across Kerry in abortion referendum

It’s voting day in the abortion referendum.

Polls opened across Kerry at 7am and won’t shut until 10pm tonight.

More than three million people will decide whether we should repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, which protects the right to life of the unborn.


Here in Kerry, 111,000 people are eligible to vote.

A total of 2, 229 were added to the supplementary register in time for this referendum, according to figures from Kerry County Council.

Voters will be asked a Yes / No question in the ballot box.
A Yes vote means repealing the 8th amendment and allowing the Oireachtas to legislate for abortion.

A No vote would retain the 8th amendment as it is now.

Mark an X next to your choice.

Don’t write anything else on the card as it could be seen as a spoiled vote.

Your voting card will tell you where your polling station is.

If you haven’t got a voting card, you can still vote as long as you’re on the register of electors. In that case bring your ID to the centre to be allowed to vote.

No videos or photos, including selfies, can be taken in the polling station.

Counting of votes will begin early tomorrow in Killarney.