What Do Tallymen Do?

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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A look at the tallymen, a traditional form of political calculation unique to the Irish election system.

  • Title
    What Do Tallymen Do?
  • 1st Broadcast
    25/11/1992
  • Contributor
    Paul Reynolds (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:13
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    What Do Tallymen Do?
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News reports on the role of tallymen in election count centres in Ireland . The tally is a form of political calculation which is useful for predicitions on where votes have gone and help in planning for future election campaigns. The data provided by the tallymen in the count centres is usually very accurate. Reporter Paul Reynolds talks to tallymen in various count centres.

  • Information

    A RTÉ news report which explains the role of tallymen in election count centres broadcast on 25 November 1992 as part of the general election coverage.

  • Local keywords
    General Election 1992, Tallymen, Elections
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1992
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN92/330
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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