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Kent’s local election results could be delayed until Tuesday

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Original article from Kent Live

Kent went to the polls yesterday to vote in the 2021 elections, deciding who will represent them in their local councils.

Unlike General Elections, there's little common knowledge as to when we should expect results to start coming in, as vote counting and exit polls work a little bit differently in local elections.

Generally vote counting doesn't take place overnight as it does in General Elections, which is why very few places have seen results coming in early this morning.

However, we do have information on when we're expecting results to start coming in from Kent's council elections.

These timings are preliminary, based on the latest available information, and are subject to change.

Here is a guide to the likely declaration times of results following the elections which took place yesterday (May 6).

Today (May 7)

From 12pm today, results for Kent are due, as well as those for 77 other councils in England, according to PA.

A total of 38 other councils in England are due to declare their results tomorrow (May 8) from 12pm.

We also have a more detailed view of the council count in Ashford, that will see ballots verified by around 12.30pm.

From there, the count will start at 1pm, and we should have results by between 3 and 4pm.

Folkestone and Hythe also anticipate announcing their results soon, around midday.

A spokesman said: "We were looking at results for the county council divisions between 2pm and 4pm – but it may be before that now, possibly as early as 11.30am.

"These things are always subject to change, The verification process has now been completed."

This may well be similar to the situation in Kent more broadly, so expect a good deal of results to be announced in mid-to-late afternoon.

Saturday (May 8)

According to Tunbidge Wells Borough Council, counting for the KCC elections will begin today (May 7), however borough election votes will not be counted until tomorrow (May 8).

Monday (May 10)

From early afternoon on Monday, results are due for the police and crime commissioner for Kent and 14 others in England.

Tuesday (May 11)

If any elections are delayed significantly by recounts or other issues, there is a chance some results might not be declared until Tuesday.

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