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Elections 2022: Do I need my polling card to vote?

The polls open on Thursday (May 5) to elect councillors to Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Polls will open for the local elections tomorrow (Thursday) (56472395)
Polls will open for the local elections tomorrow (Thursday) (56472395)

Those who are registered to vote and aged over 18 should have received a poll card for this year’s local elections.

It states the election the person can vote in and when and where they should vote.

Polling stations will be open from 7am and will close at 10pm. People do not need to bring their poll card with them to vote, but will be asked to confirm their name and address.

Verification of the votes will take place overnight once the polls have closed. Work will then start to count the votes on Friday, with the results announced throughout the day.

The Cambridge Independent will be announcing the results live as they come in from the counts in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire online and on Twitter, @CambridgeIndy.

At Cambridge City Council 16 of the council’s 42 seats are up for election. The city council currently has a Labour majority with 25 councillors.

The largest opposition group is the Liberal Democrats with 12 councillors. There are also two Green Party councillors and one independent councillor.

All of the seats are up for grabs at South Cambridgeshire District Council. Currently the district council has a Liberal Democrat majority with 30 councillors. The party gained control of the council from the Conservatives at the last election in 2018.

The Conservative group is the largest opposition party with 11 councillors. Labour currently has two councillors and there is one independent councillor.

You can find a full list of the candidates standing in Cambridge here and in South Cambridgeshire here.

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Elections 2022 Q&A: See what parties battling for Cambridge City Council seats had to say on critical questions

Elections 2022 Q&A: Parties vying for power on South Cambridgeshire District Council answer our key questions

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