Everything you need to know about the Sheffield elections

Council candidates are busy campaigning for your vote, knocking on doors and leafleting around the city – as the big day of voting approaches, here is everything you need to know.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 24 April, 2019, 14:32
Voting will take place on Thursday, May 2.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday, May 2. Do not worry if you have lost your polling card – you can still vote by giving staff your name and address and they will check if you are registered.

You can find where your station is here (or by checking your poll card): https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/polling-stations

Once inside the voting booth, you will be asked to put a cross next to the candidate you want to represent you at Sheffield City Council.

There are 149 candidates running in total, you can read who is running in your ward here.

A candidate from Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and Conservatives are running in each of the 28 wards.

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There is also a wide variety of other parties running in this year’s elections including the far-right National Front, the Women’s Equality Party, independent candidates, Democrats and Veterans, Ukip and the Yorkshire Party.

If you are not registered you cannot vote, but there is still time to register for the upcoming European Elections, which you can do here until May 7.

Votes will be counted from 9:30am the next day, Friday May 3, with results expected to come in throughout the afternoon.

Follow reporters @1MollyWilliams @GeorgeTorr_ and @AnnHolmesJourno who will be live tweeting the results as they happen and check the hashtag #SheffElections for updates.