Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Counting the votes?

Attended one of the periodic Elections Consultative Group meetings in the City Chambers earlier this afternoon ... as well as the unsurprising speculation about the actual date of the upcoming UK Election, there was also debate about a newly launched consultation on when to count the votes?

The consultation document should be accessible here - and the basic question is whether to count straight after the polls close at 10pm (as usual in a UK Election), or to leave it until the following day: Friday?

Despite my own personal views on this, I just can't see the prospect of the UK General Election result not being known until the Friday afternoon as gaining much support from the main political parties :-(

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