The elections minister has stated that counting on the evening of Polling Day may soon be a thing of the past, due to new scrutiny laws
I have mixed feelings about this, as the following shows
PRO: It means things are done with more care. Many of the people involved aren't awake for about twenty-four hours. The lack of resulting tiredness might also mean an end to some of the cattiness that you get at election counts i.e. the deliberate cheering and talking loudly near members of opposition parties, so the defeat their party suffers in some areas can be rubbed in a bit!
CON: You have time on your hands to get the full results, where you might otherwise be at work, plus if you watch the results at home it becomes a bit of an event! Plus many candidates want quick results.
In any case, if the move is accepted, I am sure it will have it's benefits and we will get used to it!