Millions of Britons will go to the polls today to vote in the local elections of 2022. In England, Scotland, and Wales, voters are picking their local representatives, with over 4,000 council seats up for grabs.
Local elections determine who is responsible in your area, even if they have no bearing on who controls the country.
This includes making decisions about housing, public transportation, garbage collection, and road maintenance, among other things.
If you’re intending on voting today, here’s what you’ll need to bring…
What should you carry with you?
You do not need to bring anything to vote in municipal elections in England, Scotland, or Walkes.
You do not need your polling card or any other kind of identification. In Northern Ireland, however, you will require photo identification to vote.
The only requirement is that you are registered to vote and appear on the electoral roll.
You will be required to provide your name and address when you arrive at the voting booth.
They will then cross your name off the list and hand you a voting paper on which to vote.
You will not be able to vote in this local election if you are not on the electoral roll. You can, however, register to vote in future elections by clicking here.
When will polling stations be open?
On Thursday, May 5th, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Within these hours, you can vote at any time. The polling locations will close at 10 p.m.
Simply enter your postcode on the Electoral Commission website to find out where your polling station is.
It’s usually a public structure, such as a school, church, or community center.
Your polling card, which should have been mailed to you, should also contain the address of your local polling station.
It makes no difference if you’ve misplaced your polling card.
When are the results going to be released?
Ballot boxes are taken to be counted after polling booths close at 10 p.m.
When all of the votes for a particular area have been counted, the person in charge will announce the results.
Because certain places take longer to count than others, there is no set date for when this will happen.
However, results begin to trickle in at midnight and will be counted until Saturday.