The political class at Prayer for a good result…

Praying for a good result?

Much good it did some of them… This courtesy of Alan in Belfast, who comments below his photo on Flickr:

Couldn’t be comfortable – the new form of DUP prayer being practiced in the Kings Hall!

Friday’s verification is a simple matter of confirming the number of ballot papers in each ballot box. the papers are counted face down, so only the ballot number is visible … though the pen marks sometimes show through from the other side, and if you get the angle right …

(Permission was sought to take photos that wouldn’t identify ballots.)

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