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General Election 2017

Record low turnout for West Tyrone

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The turnout figures for the Assembly election in West Tyrone and Mid Ulster have revealed record low figures.

A total of 39,325 people voted from an eligible electorate of 65,694 in West Tyrone – a turnout of 59.86%.

The number is well down on the 64% who voted in the 2011 Assembly election, but represents a steady declining trend in recent polls. Turnout in West Tyrone was just over 61% for last year’s Westminster campaign.

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The 59.86% appears to be one of the highest across the North, with only Fermanagh & South Tyrone looking like polling any higher.

Mid Ulster Has similarly witnessed a slump in turnout. Just 41,381 voted there on Thursday, a turnout of 58.75%. Again a record low. 

Mid Ulster has traditionally experienced the highest turnout figures for the North during successive election. 

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