Chad and council streaming Mayoral election count live

Residents can follow all the action as it happens when the votes are counted and the results declared at Mansfield District’s 2011 Mayoral and Council elections today - go to www.chad.co.uk/live-events

The count, including all the results, will be broadcast live here at chad.co.uk and also on the Council’s website, www.mansfield.gov.uk, for the first time.

The District’s voters went to the polls to elect their Mayor and District Councillors and take part in the national referendum on the voting system on Thursday. The count is taking place at Mansfield Civic Centre.

The live internet streaming of the count will take place from around 12noon. The result of the Mayoral election is expected to be announced between 1.30 and 2.30pm with the results of the 36 Council seats expected to be declared at regular intervals between 3.30 and 6.30pm.

A special twitter service for the elections in Mansfield has also been set up to provide up-to-the-minute elections information, reminders and an instant results service.

Twitter users can access the service by following @MansfieldVotes - or follow Chad reporter Ashley Booker at @mansfieldelection