Longford/Westmeath Marriage Referendum: Narrow victory for ‘Yes’ side in Ballymahon electoral area

Alan Walsh

Reporter:

Alan Walsh

Christy Deely and Fine Gael TD James Bannon at the Referendum Count in Kenagh. Photo Declan Gilmore
The constituency of Longford/Westmeath has voted in favour of the Thirty-Fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015 - Yes 53.6% (25,445) ; No 46.4% (22,025).

The constituency of Longford/Westmeath has voted in favour of the Thirty-Fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Bill 2015 - Yes 53.6% (25,445) ; No 46.4% (22,025).

Here is a breakdown of the tallies into how the people in the Ballymahon Electoral Area also narrowly voted in favour - Yes 50.29% , No 49.71% - of adding the following words to Article 41 of the Constitution:

“Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex.”

Ballymahon Electoral Area

Electorate 10,388;

Yes 2,604, 50.29%;

No 2,574, 49.71%;

Spoilt 72;

Total votes 5,250;

Turnout 50.5%.

Ballymahon Electoral Area

(Polling station in brackets)

BA - Ardagh East (Ardagh NS); Electorate 536; Yes 153, 45%; No 187, 55%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 343; Turnout 64%.

BB - Ardagh West (Ardagh NS); Electorate 390; Yes 123, 51.46%; No 116, 48.54%; Spoilt 17; Total votes 256; Turnout 65.6%.

BC - Ballymahon (Ballymahon NS); Electorate 670; Yes 155, 56.36%; No 120, 43.64%; Spoilt 0; Total votes 275; Turnout 41%.

BC - Ballymahon (Ballymahon NS); Electorate 672; Yes 110, 52.38%; No 100, 47.62%; Spoilt 4; Total votes 214; Turnout 31.8%.

BC - Ballymahon (Ballymahon NS); Electorate 623; Yes 147, 56.76%; No 112, 43.24%; Spoilt 9; Total votes 268; Turnout 43%.

BD - Colehill (Colehill NS); Electorate 755; Yes 187, 47.83%; No 204, 52.17%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 394; Turnout 52.2%.

BE - Forgney (Forgney NS); Electorate 362; Yes 88, 58.67%; No 62, 41.33%; Spoilt 3; Total votes 153; Turnout 42.3%.

BF - Foxhall (Legan NS); Electorate 670; Yes 178, 52.82%; No 159, 47.18%; Spoilt 2; Total votes 339; Turnout 50.6%.

BG - Kenagh (Kenagh NS); Electorate 746; Yes 232, 58.29%; No 166, 41.71%; Spoilt 7; Total votes 405; Turnout 54.3%.

BH - Killashee (Killashee NS); Electorate 478; Yes 128, 48.67%; No 135, 51.33%; Spoilt 2; Total votes 265; Turnout 55.4%.

BI - Ledwithstown (Kenagh NS); Electorate 212; Yes 58, 48.74%; No 61, 51.26%; Spoilt 0; Total votes 119; Turnout 56.1%.

BJ - Mostrim (Mostrim NS); Electorate 308; Yes 69, 40.59%; No 101, 59.41%; Spoilt 0; Total votes 170; Turnout 55.2%.

BJ - Mostrim (Mostrim NS); Electorate 556; Yes 128, 50.59%; No 125, 49.41%; Spoilt 4; Total votes 257; Turnout 46.2%.

BJ - Mostrim (Mostrim NS); Electorate 500; Yes 102, 47.66%; No 112, 52.34%; Spoilt 0; Total votes 214; Turnout 42.8%.

BK - Moydow (Moydow Community Centre); Electorate 498; Yes 131, 51.57%; No 123, 48.43%; Spoilt 4; Total votes 258; Turnout 51.8%.

BL - Newtowncashel & BO - Tipper (Newtowncashel NS); Electorate 766; Yes 175, 44.87%; No 215, 55.13%; Spoilt 4; Total votes 394; Turnout 51.4%.

BM - Rathcline (Lanesboro NS); Electorate 731; Yes 187, 48.83%; No 196, 51.17%; Spoilt 9; Total votes 392; Turnout 53.6%.

BM - Rathcline (Lanesboro NS); Electorate 574; Yes 151, 47.34%; No 168, 52.66%; Spoilt 1; Total votes 320; Turnout 55.7%.

BN - Stonepark (Stonepark NS); Electorate 341; Yes 102, 47.66%; No 112, 52.34%; Spoilt 0; Total votes 214; Turnout 62.8%.