Today is being dubbed ‘Super Thursday’ with voting taking place in a number of elections.
The polls opened at 7am for the local council elections as well as for the Police and Crime Commissioner ballot.
There are also elections to the Scottish Parliament and national assemblies in Wales and Northern Ireland as well as for four city mayors and two areas are choosing new MPs.
People in Essex can vote for the county’s new Police and Crime Commissioner today.
There are also a number of local council elections taking place.
Seats are up for grabs in Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Harlow, Southend, Thurrock, Colchester and Rochford.