In Wales things are likely to be given an additional surreal twist, as presiding over the count in Carmarthenshire will be Mark James, the chief executive who is currently resting at home while the boys in blue from Gloucestershire carry out their investigations.
The South Wales Guardian will report tomorrow that county councillors in Carmarthen have been told that a condition of Mr James's entirely voluntary decision to step aside is that he may not have contact with council staff.
All of which begs the question how he will be able to preside over an election without talking to any of the staff involved. Oh, and the Guardian reckons he can expect to be paid around £20,000 for this experiment in Trappist election management.
Cneifiwr understands that the fee for this election is likely to be around £5,000.