VOTING centres for the local and European elections have closed within the past hour.
Early reports suggest that voter turnout was steady in most areas, but, slightly lower in others. The full extent of turnout will not be realised until tomorrow.
Counting of the votes for the local elections will commence after 9am tomorrow morning. The European and local election votes will first be separated and the city electoral area votes will be counted afterwards in City Hall with the county votes being counted at three centres; Parochial Hall, in West Cork and in Mallow.