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Local government elections in England

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Polls now closed

Polling stations are now closed.

In some areas votes are counted overnight. In some areas votes are being counted on Friday 4 May.

Your council will publish results of the election(s) on their website as soon as they are able to.

What were the elections for?

The local elections on Thursday 3 May are for you to choose who represents you on your local council.

Depending on where you live, your local council is responsible for all or some of the following areas:

  • Council housing
  • Education services
  • Electoral registration
  • Environmental health
  • Leisure and recreation facilities
  • Libraries
  • Local planning
  • Local transport
  • Parks and public places
  • Regulation of local business
  • Roads and footpaths
  • Social services
  • Waste and recycling

Easy read guide to voting

This guide explains how to register to vote as well as the different types of voting. It also has key dates for the elections in May.

Read the easy read guide to voting at the May 2018 elections (PDF)

It was produced with Mencap, the charity for people with a learning disability.


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