Voting begins in local council elections

Voting begins
Ciara Maguire


Ciara Maguire


Voting is underway in this year's local government elections.

Polling stations opened at 7am this morning. A total of 40 councillors will be elected to Derry City and Strabane District Council.

Seven of these will represent Strabane's interests in the Sperrin District Electoral Area (DEA) and five in the Derg DEA.

There is a total eligible electorate of 31,044 in both DEAs.

Polling stations will remain open until 10am tonight.

Voters do not need a polling card to vote, just photographic ID.

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