Longford Gardaí respond to complaints over canvassing material

Voting turnout in some parts of county at lunchtime surpass 20 per cent

Liam Cosgrove

Reporter:

Liam Cosgrove

Email:

liam.cosgrove@longfordleader.ie

Referendum

There are claims this lunchtime that certain postering material has had to be taken down over fears postering may have breached the required setback distance from polling stations.

Longford Gardaí have received complaints over claims that postering material on the Eighth Amendment may have breached the required setback distance from polling stations.

Sources have confirmed a dedicated policing plan in place to deal with reports of any issues arising at polling stations.

It comes amid claims that some referendum posters had breached the permitted 50 metre limit from certain stations and were subsequently taken down.

ALSO READ: 'Steady' early turnout as Longford voters have their say on Eighth Amendment

Voting turnout is continuing to hold steady in Co Longford with urban polling stations appearing to outstrip those in more rural based settings at lunchtime.

In one polling station in Longford town, turnout was recorded at the 20 per cent mark, some six percentage points ahead of the 14 per cent recorded in other areas.