People across Greater Manchester today headed for the voting stations to cast their ballot in an important round of council elections.
At 10pm those voting stations will close and the task of counting up those tens of thousands of votes will begin not just here but across the country.
Elections are being held in 150 local authorities, including metropolitan and district councils, unitary authorities and London boroughs.
A number of towns and cities – Watford, Hackney, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets – will elect mayors while the first-ever metro or regional mayor for the Sheffield City Region will also be chosen.
MM reporters are at counts across Greater Manchester bringing you results as they are announced, reaction and analysis.