Weather not keeping Fermanagh voters from the polls

Turn out is reportedly ‘steady’ across the county this afternoon, as voting continues to elect a Westminster representative for Fermanagh South Tyrone (FST).

Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew, a remainer, is odds-on favourite with the bookies to retain her seat in what has been billed the Brexit election. However, the UUP’s Tom Elliott, the only unionist candidate running in FST, will be hoping to the county’s leave voters will be coming out to give him their support.

When the Herald visited polling stations in Enniskillen this afternoon, Brexit certainly appeared to be on people’s minds, although health has also seemingly been a big factor for local voters this time around.


So far the cold, damp weather hasn’t appeared to keep many away from the polls. While hail and thunder are a possibility for this evening, the showers have mostly cleared this afternoon and it is expected local polling booths will become busier as the day goes on, particularly around teatime.

From what the Herald has seen, the vote among young people locally appears to be strong this year, just like it appears to be across the UK.

If you have yet to cast your vote, remember you don’t need to bring your polling card but you will need a form of photo idea to cast your ballot.

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