Vote turnout in EU fiscal treaty referendum picking up in Donegal this evening

Voter turnout in the EU fiscal treaty referendum is creeping up this evening as people head to polling stations on their way home from work.

Things were very slow across the two Donegal constituencies earlier today according to reports coming out from polling stations around the county.

An average of around 25% of the county’s electorate estimated to have cast their ballot so far.

Turnout was as low as 14% in Annagry in west Donegal at around 5pm.

Turnout in Donegal town at 6pm was 29%. Killbegs was at 23%, Ramelton was at 25%.

While in Letterkenny it's estimated that almost 28% have voted so far, while similar numbers have turned out in Buncrana.

In Bundoran voter turnout is reported at 26% while in Carrick turnout has reached 24%.

In Ballyshannon voter turnout is averaging at 29%, while in Kilcar 25% of the total electorate has so far turned out to vote.

Polling stations opened at 7 o'clock this morning - and will remain open until 10 o'clock tonight.