I went to vote at about 4.30pm this afternoon in Ealing, West London. Here we are only voting in the Euro elections as London local elections are not until next May.
It was very quiet. I asked the staff a few questions. Up until 4pm only 293 had turned up to vote.
I have heard reports that some people are worried that the ballot boxes wonâ€™t be big enough for the very long ballot papers being used for this election. Apparently they have been tested here in Ealing and can accommodate 700 papers. That said the nice lady was having to use a long plastic ballot squasher to push the papers further down into the box even though they were barely over the 300 mark.