Original article from Kent Live
It’s election day in Kent and you have until 10pm to cast your vote and decide who controls our public services.
Whether it’s fixing those pesky potholes, social care or bin collections – the results of the 2021 election will have a huge impact on all of our lives.
The results of the election won’t be in until Friday (May 7) when the counts begin – there is a lot happening but luckily for you we’ll keep right on top of all the news on KentLive.
If you’re reading this and debating whether you should vote – take a moment to read this piece, which explains just why it is so important.
It’s often the case that choices made by the local council have more of an impact than choosing your MP.
If you want your voice represented it is vitally important that you vote.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant many candidates have been forced to campaign in a different way to usual.
Our reporter went out with one councillor in Maidstone to see just how they did it safely.
And it’s not just council seats up for grabs, voters in Kent will also choose the new Police and Crime Commissioner.
Three candidates have stood to be PCC in Kent.
You can also find out more about the local elections by following this link.