When the results for Hartlepool's four separate elections on May 6 are expected
More details have been revealed about the four separate elections facing Hartlepool voters in one day – and when each result will be announced.
Although residents will be voting four times on Thursday, May 6, the results will be revealed across several days.
Once polls close for the elections – namely Hartlepool Borough Council, Parliamentary, Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayor and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner – the Hartlepool by-election count, at the town’s Mill House Leisure Centre, will be the first to be held.
The local count, for who will take the 36 seats on Hartlepool Borough Council, will take place on Saturday, May 8, at Mill House Leisure Centre.
Three councillors will be elected to each of 12 new wards in Hartlepool, created following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
Council chiefs have stressed they will have Covid precautions in place throughout, including social distancing measures and restrictions on the number of people inside polling stations and at Mill House Leisure Centre.
They added operational arrangements have not yet been finalised and will take into account any changing circumstances.
Polling stations have still to be confirmed for similar reasons.
Precautions in relation to Covid-19 will be put in place in all polling stations and masks must be worn.
In relation to both the Tees Valley Mayoral and Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the local counts for both will take place on Friday, May 7.
The outcomes will then be communicated to Stockton Borough Council before the overall results are announced.