Black taxis were reportedly being put on standby in west Belfast to ferry football supporters from the pubs to the polls after Celtic’s crucial European Champions Cup second leg match against AC Milan. Or even at half-time. There are also major Manchester United and Arsenal clashes, two teams with huge followings in the province. And then there’s Tracey Barlow factor in Coronation Street. Facing trial for the murder of her partner Charlie, will Tracy put people off voting?
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty