Every election year people I know tell me "Man you should head up to the count, you'd love it" (I'm notoriously political amongst people I know )
So this year I thought maybe I'd give it a shot. How does one do this? Do you have to get a ticket, be an official canvasser, or what?
Walk right up there, open the door and step inside the world of vote tallying. I went to Local and European elections count in Meath 2 years ago, you walk straight in, I'm pretty sure it's the same for GE counting.
Depending on the count centre, you may need an invite, in particular if you want to go along at the start of the day. Later in the day, after some counts are completed, the public might be admitted.
Invites would be available from candidates and would be offered to tally staff first.
It's very unlikely but it's possible you'll get stopped at the door in the morning when the counting is going on
Later on when some of the early results are known should be no problem to head in.
You can lift your candidate on your shoulder and give a cheer for the cameras
Give us a wave OP