[<< wikinews] Meath/Kildare by-election turnout between 20-30%
Saturday, March 12, 2005 

Early turnout for the two by-elections in Ireland today was between 20% and 30%.
The two elections in the Meath and Kildare North constituencies are taking place to elect two new TD's to the Dail after the two former representatives; John Bruton and Charlie McCreevy, took up posts in the EU.
A large number of votes was expected in the last hour of voting, as commuters returned home from Dublin. Polling started at 9am and ended at 10pm. 
The votes will be counted beginning at 9am in Naas and Navan.

== Sources ==
 "Voting continues in two by-elections" — RTE News, March 12, 2005
 "Commuters boost Meath, Kildare byelection turnout" — The Irish Times, March 12, 2005 (subscription required).