All is set for Nottingham City Council elections scheduled for Thursday as the residents are excited to exercise their constitutional right to cast a vote to put in power people of their choice.
According Nottingham City Council, polling stations open from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm on Thursday 4th May, 2023 for the residents to vote in the City Council election.
The City Council polls involves all 55 seats at the City Council and is a vital part of the democratic process and the opportunity for residents to have their say about who represents them on the council for the next four years.
These elections will be the first to be held since the Government introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station.
Two Nottinghamshire councils – Ashfield and Bassetlaw – are counting votes overnight and are expected to announce their results in the early hours of Friday, May 5.
All the other Nottinghamshire councils holding elections, including the City Council, will count votes on Friday morning and are expected to announce their results on Friday afternoon.
Mojatu Online will be covering the results of all the Nottinghamshire local elections.
Edward Granthamstone, 57, of College Way in Bilborough, Broxtowe in Nottingham said: “I cannot wait to go there and exercise my constitutional right to vote.
“This time I will vote wisely. We need to.put in power the people who will deliver on their promises.”
18-year-old Davonte Griffins, a first time voter, of Coventry Road, Bulwell, said: “I am excited and elated to cast a vote for the first time in my life.”
“However, I have done my homework, and I know who to vote for in this elections.”
A full list of candidates and polling station locations are available here.
Nottingham residents are reminded that due to a new Government requirement, voters will need to show photo ID at polling stations for the first time this year.
The City Council says anyone attending polling stations without one of the accepted forms of ID will not be able to vote.
Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card; or a Voter Authority Certificate a completed application was received by 5pm last Tuesday.
Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.
For more information visit Local Elections 4 May 2023 – Nottingham City Council.
This is where live results will be published as the election count takes place on Friday 5 May.
“I am excited and elated to cast a vote for the first time in my life.”Davonte Griffins, 18
First time voter