Polling stations open from 7am to 10pm for local council and PCC elections
Today is polling day in the elections across Wirral for who your local councillor and Police and Crime Commissioner will be. Polling stations are now open and will close at 10pm. If you have a postal vote and haven’t sent it back yet, your local polling station can accept your completed postal ballots too.
As the ballot papers for both elections will have to first be sorted out from each other at the count, this will cause a slight delay in the result being declared.
The votes in the local councillor elections will be counted and declared first, with the count of the votes in the Police and Crime Commissioner election happening (as far as I know) tomorrow morning. The result of Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner ballot is expected later on Friday.
There’s no right in law for the press to be present at the count (it’s at the discretion of the Returning Officer who I haven’t asked) and I don’t plan on being there tonight.
If the local councillor results are declared at a reasonable time I will be posting them as they happen on this blog. If not, I will post the results tomorrow morning. However as Wirral Council councillors are elected by thirds, a number of council seats stay the same as there are only elections for twenty-three out of sixty-six councillors.
I will (along with Leonora) be going to my local polling station to vote in both elections.
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