Local election results will be posted on Blaby District Council’s twitter and facebook pages as they’re announced on May 6 so people can keep up to date wherever they are.
The count is due to start at 9am on Friday morning and the first results should be released around 1pm.
Updates will be posted on the Council’s social media sites in the run up to the elections, on polling day and during the count to keep voters informed of what is happening around the district.
Liz Read, democratic services manager said:
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to find out what is happening over the election period and using social media is a great way of getting messages out as events unfold.”
17 out of 18 district wards are being contested on the day along with two parish councils.
The first UK wide referendum in 30 years is also taking place on May 5 with voters being asked whether the ‘alternative vote’ system should replace the current ‘first past the post’ method of electing MPs to parliament.