Ballymena electorate goes to the polls

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Voting is continuing at polling stations in the local government and European elections.

Thirty-seven candidates are in the race for the 20 available ‘Ballymena seats’ in the new 40-member Super Council of Mid & East Antrim.

More than 900 people are competing to fill 462 council seats in the 11 new district councils.

Polling stations opened at 7am and will close at 10pm on Thursday.

The votes in the council election will be counted and declared on Friday and Saturday.