Jack Quann
Jack Quann

18.43 7 Feb 2020


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Islanders have been casting their votes in the general election.

Voters on islands off the Galway, Donegal and Mayo coasts cast their ballots on Friday.

Almost 2,200 people are eligible to vote on the islands.

general election Image via @IrishAirCorps on Twitter

The Air Corps says its 'Alpha Whiskey 277' helicopter spent the morning delivering ballot boxes to some of Ireland's most remote locations.

This comes ahead of polling for the rest of the country on Saturday.

Polling stations open between 7.00am and 10.00pm on Saturday.

Any Irish or British citizen aged 18 or over, ordinarily resident in Ireland and on the Register of Electors, is eligible to vote.

general election Image via @IrishAirCorps on Twitter

Polling cards are issued to voters in the days before polling day to tell people where to vote.

A polling card is not needed to vote - however, people may be asked for evidence of identity at the polling station.

general election Image via @IrishAirCorps on Twitter

Documents acceptable for identification purposes include a passport, a driving licence, employee identity card containing a photograph, a student identity card with a photograph and a Public Services Card.


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