I could almost be bothered reading an article in yesterday's Scotland on Sunday, which I think may have been about a delay in the count for the Holyrood elections in May, this to be caused by the extra workload necessitated by having Westminster's AV referendum on the same day (or at least it was the last time I was paying attention).
Anyway, in a nutshell this seems to mean that instead of the traditional count after the polls close on Thursday through to the early hours of Friday, the count will be delayed until..um..a later date.
Well I would have to admit that I'll be slightly disappointed if not able to stay up until the early hours and have a bit of a cringe as the results come in while devouring a few munchies from Tesco, but apart from the politicos, the journalists and the more anoraky tendency like myself (although not part of the ultra-anoraky faction) would anyone else really notice or, more to the point, would it really bother them? Probably not.
All the same, I'd much prefer the conventional set up rather than have the AV vote get in the way, but perhaps that's more to do with antipathy towards the referendum than eager anticipation regarding the Holyrood poll. And since I'm on a permanent healthy eating regimen these days - in other words, a normal diet - the Friday morning snack-fest won't be happening anyway, spoiling the fun slightly.
I'm sure I also read that the SNP and Labour are actually at one on this issue and are lobbying for a rethink.
Aye, it's good to see that when they actually agree on something it's an issue that's sure to have the voters just desperate to get into those polling booths.