What happens at the count? Sligo Leitrim’s tally system explained

Padraig Harte, IT Sligo Computer Lecturer is one of the men at Sligo Leitrim’s count centre at the Clayton Hotel in Sligo.

Padraig is an expert in the tally system for both referenda and elections.

IT Sligo developed a special online system where when the tallymen input their figures we can publish it live here on the Ocean FM website (see the main tab on the homepage today, Saturday 26th February).

Harry Keaney has been speaking to Padraig Harte about how it all works:

He says that people in Sligo Leitrim are at an advantage as at the count centre today they will be able to follow the local trends: