THE number of voters who turned out at yesterday’s Stormont election in the three constituencies across Tyrone has risen dramatically on the same figures for last May’s poll.
Figures just announced at Omagh Leisure Complex show a percentage turnout of 69.89 for West Tyrone, making a total of 44,907 votes polled. This figure is 10 per-cent up on 2016.
It is expected that the quota which candidates will have to reach to be deemed elected will be around 7500.
In Fermanagh and South Tyrone, the turnout is up by around eight percent on last year at 72.61 percent, representing a total of 53,075 votes polled. The likely quota in that constituency is set to be around 8800.
The turnout in Mid-Ulster is 72.38 per-cent of the overall electorate, where the quota for candidates is set to be around 8300. The percentage increase in the constituency is 14 per-cent more than last May’s poll.
With the verification of the votes polled now complete, counting is set to be begin. The first results are expected to be announced this afternoon.