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EU Referendum: High voter turn out in south Belfast with 76% recorded in one box

By Rebecca Black

Voter turn out appears to be steady at polling stations across Northern Ireland as the UK decides whether to remain a member of the EU, or to leave.

First Minister hopes for high turn-out in Northern Ireland 

Turn out figures for each polling station are displayed at 12noon, 5pm and 9pm.

Three south Belfast polling centres revealed voter turn outs of between 65-76% at 9pm, with an hour left before polls closed.

Of the three boxes at Stranmillis Primary School, turn out percentages of 68, 71 and 76% were recorded at 9pm.

At Knockbreda 72% was recorded at 9pm, while Holy Rosary Primary School on Sunnyside Street recorded 65% and Rosetta recorded 69%.

Millgreen polling station in Newtownabbey was sitting at a 38% turn out at 9pm, 63% was recorded at Drumadonnell Primary School, Moneyslane in south Down and 60% recorded at Hamiltonsbawn Primary School in Co Armagh.

In east Belfast an average turn out of 62% had been reached by 9pm at Euston Street Primary School and 70% at Greenwood Primary School.

In north Belfast voter turn out was sitting at 58% at one of the boxes in Ballysillan Presbyterian Church at 9pm.

In Newry, a 52% average turn out was recorded at Newry Sports Centre, and 56% was recorded at Windsor Hill in the city.

In Co Londonderry two boxes at Killowen Primary School in Coleraine recorded 48% and 71% respectively at 9pm.

On Rathlin Island 73 out of the 90 (81%) eligible voters had cast their vote.

Many polling stations across the 18 parliamentary constituencies in Northern Ireland saw turn out figures which ranged from 18-53% by 5pm.

One of the highest percentages at 5pm was at Carrowdore Primary School on Co Down's mainly rural Ards Pensinula where there was a turn out of 53%.

The lowest was North Queen Street Community Centre in Belfast where just 18% of voters had turned out by 5pm.

In east Belfast there was a 32% turn out at Elmgrove Primary School, 35% at Euston Street and 33% on Templemore Avenue.

In south Belfast there was a 34% turn out at Nettlefield Primary School.

In north Belfast a polling station at Cavehill had a 37% turn out by 5pm, Seaview was 34% and North Queen Street was just 18%.

In Co Antrim by 5pm there was a 33% turn out at Kells Primary School in Ballymena, 37% in Broughshane, 37% at Sunnylands Primary School in Carrickfergus, 34% at Woodburn Primary School in east Antrim, 34% at Carnlea, between 30-40% at Whiteabbey Primary School, 37% at Diamond Primary School in Cullybackey and Greystone Primary School in south Antrim had a 35% turn out.

In Co Down by 5pm there was a 50% turn out in Groomsport, a 32% turn out at Skipperstone Road Community Centre, Bangor, and a 30% turn out at Ballymacash polling station in Lisburn.

In Co Londonderry there was a 5pm turn out of just 25% at Ballymaguigan Primary School, and turn out was 30% in Castledawson.

The voter turn out at the Northern Ireland Assembly elections in May was 55%.

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Voting began this morning at 7am and will end tonight at 10pm. The busiest period for voting is expected between 6-10pm.

There are 619 polling stations across Northern Ireland and more than 1.25m people are registered to vote.

Counting will take place overnight at eight count centres across Northern Ireland.

The local result is expected to be announced at Titanic Belfast at around 4.30am on Friday. The overall UK result may be several hours later.

Please email us turn out turn out figures from your local polling station either to or via @BelTel on Twitter.

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