But then again it’s not often that a polling station is in someone’s front living room.
So nobody was arguing with the lone resident of Inishfree Barry Pilcher today when he did just that.
Pilcher, who has lived alone on the island for 20 years, cast his vote after presiding officer Hugh O’Donnell travelled by boat especially for the occasion.
Voting on most of Donegal’s islands including Gola, Tory, Inishboffin and Inisfree has now finished while voters can continue on Arranmore until 7pm.
Out of the 25 islanders on Gola entitled to vote, a total of 14 did so.
The votes will be collected this evening and left under lock and key at Glenties Garda station.
Pictured right is a Garda leaving Tory Island today after the vote.
Picture courtesy of Deirdre Sweeney, Tory Hostel.Tags: