As the country casts their votes and prepares to hear who will be elected President, a Portlaoise school has completed the same process today.
Dunamase College carried out the entire electoral process within the school, including presenting information about each candidate, casting and counting votes among students and staff.
Two second year CSPE classes completed the process, and announced the vote this morning.
So who won?
The incumbent Michael D Higgins received an overwhelming majority of the votes at 61 percent.
Sixty-nine votes were cast, with two spoiled votes, leaving the valid number of votes at 67.
Ms Bennett’s CSPE class announced the vote in the first year science class shortly after 11am today.
“One group took the role of making posters, another group took the role of making ballot papers, and another group took the role of presenting information about the candidates,” one student from the CSPE class told us.
We’ll have to wait and see if the country votes the same way as Dunamase College tomorrow.
We will be live from the count centre bringing you the updates as they come.