POLLING has been brisk throughout today’s General Election in West Tyrone as voters now have just two hours to decider who they want to represent them in the next Parliament.
There have been a steady stream of voters to polling stations throughout the constituency, with agents and representatives of the various candidates reporting higher than usual turnout in a number of places.
The turnout at the Holy Family School in Omagh was at almost 20 per-cent at around 3pm. The figure for Omagh County Primary School was almost 35 per-cent at 5pm, while in Sixmilecross 30 per-cent of those registered had cast their vote at that time.
Figures for Carrickmore were similar, with around 35 per-cent of voters having turned out at 5pm, while in Castlederg the figure was at 30 percent.
Voting closes at 10pm tonight, with counting taking place at Omagh Leisure Complex. A result is expected around 3am.
How the election unfolds in West Tyrone, Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh and South Tyrone can be followed on our online blog from 10pm.