Local elections 2022: LIVE updates as Sheffield and Barnsley residents vote in local council elections and South Yorkshire Mayoral election

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Voters in Sheffield and Barnsley are heading to the polls today (Thursday, 5 May) to vote in their local council election, and the South Yorkshire Mayoral election.

Throughout the day, we’ll bring you the latest updates from the polling stations – including perhaps most importantly of all, pictures of #dogsatpollingstations.

We’ll also bring you the results and analysis after votes are counted tonight and tomorrow.

You can submit a photo of you voting (with or without your pet) by emailing [email protected]

Local elections 2022: Voters in Sheffield and Barnsley head to the polls to vote in local council election and South Yorkshire Mayoral election

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Voters in Sheffield share snaps of their dogs as they go to vote