Sunday, February 09, 2020

64.77% of voters turned out in Mayo to vote in the 2020 General Election. Final tally figures show that of an electorate of 98,148, 63,831 voters turned out on Saturday to vote at their local polling station, despite the treacherous conditions that came with Storm Ciara. These figures follow the national trend of a strong turnout nationwide but is a drop of 5% on the turnout of 69.1% in 2016, and a further drop on the strong turnout of 75.2% in 2011.

Turnout figures were highest in Westport with 67.88% out of their electorate of 13,504 voters turning out in those areas. There was a similar percentage of a 67.39% turnout in Castlebar, out of a total electorate of 23,099 voters. The third highest turnout was in Ballina, with 65.24% of their electorate of 20,062 taking part in the voted. Claremorris had the fourth highest turnout with 64.89% of their 15,857 electorate voting.

The lowest turnout was in Belmullet, with 59.85% of the electorate turning out, out of 11,780 voters. Swinford had the second lowest with 60.74% of their electorate of 13,846 turning out to vote.

Early tallies show that 399 votes were spoiled in the constituency, which would be the lowest number of spoiled votes in the constituency since Mayo East and West were split in 1997.

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