Counting at the local elections for the newly amalgamated area of Derry and Strabane is due to commence at Templemore Sports Complex soon.
A process of verification began at the centre at around 9am this morning.
Derry Journal reporters will be at the count centre throughout the process.
Look for updated reports on www.derryjournal.com and on twitter @derryjournal.
It is expected that two of the eight wards for the new electoral area will be completed today, with the remaining six to be tallied tomorrow.
It is expected that today’s count will continue until 11pm.
Uncomfirmed report so far suggest that independent candidate, Darren O’Reilly, standing in the Foyleside district electoral area has topped the poll-but we stress that is as yet unconfirmed.