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Half-way point reached in by-election voting

Steady trickle of voters at by-elections

There's been what's described as a "steady trickle" of voters at the five polling stations being used for the two by-elections taking place today (Thurs).

Voters in Peel and Glenfaba are deciding on their MHKs to replace Tim Crookall and David Anderson who both went to Legislative Council earlier this year.

Turnout can traditionally be low for by-elections, though the weather, which can also affect voter turnout, is set fair for the rest of the day.

Voting got underway at 8am and polling stations are open until 8pm.

Douglas Councillor David Ashford, who stood unsuccessfully in May's Douglas North by-election, says it can be a tense day for candidates.

In Glenfaba Geoffrey Boot and David Talbot are going head-to-head, while in Peel the four bidding for the seat are Leslie Hanson, Penny Hardman, Ray Harmer and David Pownall.

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