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.)