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Watch: What happens in Ireland when keys to a ballot box are lost

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Watch: What happens in Ireland when keys to a ballot box are lost

<p>It’s the no-nonsense approach to vote counting likely to give legal officers the jitters.</p> <p>Staff at an election count in Ireland were left scrambling for solutions after keys to a ballot box were lost, <a href="http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/election-2016/news/boxing-clever-hacksaw-used-to-open-ballot-box-in-sligoletrim-34491900.html">reports the Irish Independent</a>.</p> <p>With no replacement keys forthcoming, a hacksaw was used to prise open the box in Sligo, north-west Ireland.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en" align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What happens when the keys to a ballot box are lost….<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GE16?src=hash">#GE16</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SligoLeitrim?src=hash">#SligoLeitrim</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/solm?src=hash">#solm</a> <a href="https://t.co/WMbcwTs3Wg">pic.twitter.com/WMbcwTs3Wg</a></p>— Corey Whyte (@CWhyte___) <a href="https://twitter.com/CWhyte___/status/703536398889066496">February 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Final election results are set to be declared on Monday, with <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/02/27/exit-polls-suggest-irish-republic-is-on-course-for-a-hung-parliament/">exit polls suggesting the republic is on course for a hung parliament</a>.</p>