Unsurprisingly, there are changes to how elections are being conducted this year.

We have already explained how voting in person will be different, as voters will need to wear masks unless medically exempt and are even being encouraged to bring their own pens with them to vote with.

Naturally, people will be curious to know when results for the elections will be released.

The biggest elections this year are for 18 seats on Wokingham Borough Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Police.

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The results for the Wokingham Borough Council elections will all be announced on Saturday, May 8 at the Loddon Valley Leisure Centre in Rushey Way, Earley.

The Bracknell News will be covering the event and results as they come in.

The count will begin at 10am. Candidates for each of the 18 wards will view the results, and then leave the hall once they have been delivered. This process will be repeated until the winners of all 18 seats are declared.

Votes in the borough elections will be verified at the same Leisure Centre on Friday, May 7.

A record of the results will also be published on the Wokingham Borough Council website.

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley Police

Bracknell News: PCC candidates are vying for your votes. Images via Ed Nix or candidates

PCC candidates are vying for your votes. Images via Ed Nix or candidates

The count for our area’s Police and Crime Commissioner is being coordinated by Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire.

The result of the election will be announced on Monday, May 10, at the Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury.

On the same day, votes from the Wokingham area will be counted at the Loddon Valley Leisure Centre. They will then be added up with results from areas throughout the Thames Valley to determine the ultimate victor in the election.

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Bracknell Forest by-elections and Crowthorne Neighbourhood plan referendum 

There are by-elections for the Great Hollands South ward of Bracknell Town Council and Little Sandhurst ward of Sandhurst Town Council this year.

And voters in Crowthorne are being asked to approve the village’s Neighbourhood Plan in a referendum as well.

There is one polling station designated for each of these special votes.

Bracknell News:
The vote count for the town elections and Crowthorne election will be held at Bracknell Forest Council in Time Square, Bracknell. Credit: Bracknell Forest Council

The counts and result announcements will be made on Friday, May 7, at the Bracknell Forest Council offices in Time Square.

The times below are very rough estimates of when the announcements will be made and could be a bit earlier or later:

Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum: 10 am

Little Sandhurst: 10:30 am

Great Hollands South: 12 pm

The results will be posted outside the council office on the notice board and on the Bracknell Forest Council website.