Polls Open Across NI For General Election

Voters across Northern Ireland will head to the polls today to have their say on who represents them at Westminster.

Some 102 candidates are standing for 18 seats in the General Election, the third poll of this year.

Polling stations opened at 7am this morning, 12 December, and will close at 10pm. Results are expected to be finalised on Friday morning.

A total of 1,293,971 people are eligible to vote in Northern Ireland.
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Ballots are cast by marking an X on the paper against the candidate you wish to vote for, and members of the public are reminded not to write anything else on the paper, or their vote will be discounted.

Voters can also cast their ballot without a polling card, so long as they are on the electoral register. Contact the Electoral Office on 028 9044 6680 to check.

Counts will begin as soon as the polls close at 10pm and will continue throughout the night, with the final results expected on Friday.


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