General election 2017: Voters in Sheffield and across the UK head to the polls

South Yorkshire voters have begun heading to the polls to vote in the 2017 general election.

Voting in South Yorkshire
Voting in South Yorkshire

The polls opened at 7am and will close at 10pm but some votes have already been cast, through postal voting.

South Yorkshire voters have been reminded to check the name and address of their designated polling station on their polling card.

For anyone who has not received their polling card, but is registered to vote, you can ring Sheffield City Council by using postcode finder tool on the About My Vote website.

The Sheffield Star will be bringing you all the action throughout the night and we will have reporters at the counts to give you the results as they are announced.

Polling stations are usually found in public buildings like schools, community centres and parish halls.

Results are expected to be announced from around 11pm with Houghton and Sunderland first to declare in 2015 at 22.48pm.

Voters in the five constituencies in Sheffield, Brightside & Hillsborough, Central, Hallam, Heeley and South East, are expected to see their seats declared at around 4.30am.

At the end of one of the strangest General Election campaigns of modern times, Mrs May issued a last-minute plea to non-Tory voters to lend her their support to lead the Brexit negotiations which will define the country for generations.

Jeremy Corbyn, her rival in the race to Number 10, used his final rally speech to claim his campaign had "changed the face of British politics" and Labour was preparing for government.

People will go to their polling stations amid heightened security as a result of the terror threat with armed guards expected at some polling stations.