I’m a bit of an election anorak. I enjoy the buzz of the TV coverage of the counts, the endless speculation about “early indications”, “piles of votes”, “the ___ camp look depressed”.
If like me you’re not off work and able to park your eyeballs in front of a TV (or able to take advantage of online streaming), then BBC NI offer a solution.
For the price of a single text message of “election” to 82222 they’ll keep you in touch with the developments at the counts. (And if it all gets too much, text “quit” to the same number and they’ll quit bothering you.)