Polling stations open for county elections

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POLLING stations across the area have been open for business since 7am as folk from across the district decide which party will take the reins at County Hall for the next four years.

The Conservative party is currently at the helm in Nottinghamshire with a majority of three seats in the 67-seat authority.

They took the county from Labour in 2009 to reflect the wider political mood at the time.

But some political commentators have said the Red Rose part could see a return to the seat of power by the end of play tomorrow (3rd April).

Thirty people had voted at Mansfield Primary Academy polling station when our reporters popped in at 3pm today.