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UK Local Council Elections 2012: In Pictures

May 3, 2012

The process of election, including the collation of and announcemet of results in the United Kingdom follow an orderly fashion, without any hint of thuggery, intimidation, police escort, ballot box snatching, etc:

1. Polling Stations open 7am to 10pm (13 hours voting time);

2. At close of polls, polling units votes are moved to Local Council Collation Centres for counting;

3. Counting of Votes start at 11pm and beamed live on all National TV and Radio Stations and computation takes place; and

4. The first batch of election results are likely to be announced from midnight.

See below election day pictures across the United Kingdom.

A voter departs after casting his vote at Broomhouse Halls polling station in Glasgow.

Voters leave a polling station at Grange Hall Community Centre in Littleover, Derby.

Polling station in Charlie Cake Park, Leeds.

Voters arrive at a polling station in Hastings, East Sussex.

An electoral staff member covers a polling station sign to protect against the rain at Haven Christian Centre at Littleover, Derby.

A man under an umbrella walks passed St Paul’s Church polling station in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, as fears that the wet weather may stop people going and to casting their votes in the local council elections.

A voter leaves Berryknowe Resource Centre polling station in Glasgow, as Scots go to the polls to elect their local councillors.

Mr Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader departs the polling station set up in Stannington’s Park Hill community centre having ticked the relevant boxes.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and his wife Marina Wheeler arrive at their local polling station in London to vote.

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha at the polling station in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London.

Ken Livingstone, Labour candidate for Mayor of London, arrives at his local polling station. He is accompanied by his wife Emma and their son, Tom.

And they’re off! Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine arrive at their local polling station in north London to exercise their democratic right.

A voter arrives to cast a vote at Broomhouse Halls polling station in Glasgow.

Polling stations across the country are making final preparation before voting in the 2012 local elections kicks off.

After the polls close at 10pm, the counting begins – with the first results predicted to roll out at midnight.



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