Britain is hitting the ballots today to cast their vote in the local elections which are being watched closely to see how Labour and the Conservative Party fare. If you're planning to stay up all night and watch the results as they come in, we've got everything you need to know right here.. When do polls close? Local election polls opened this morning at 7am to allow some keen voters to get their vote done and dusted before heading off to work. For those of you who haven't had a chance to vote yet, polling stations are open until 10pm this evening. If you're heading to cast a ballot at Woking, Gosport, Bromley, Watford or Swindon don't forget to take your voter ID as these council are taking part in a trial to stop voter fraud. The majority of councils will start counting over night so once the polls shut the first election results should be coming out within a matter of hours. However, some councils may wait to start counting on Friday daytime, leaving voters in suspense all … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018 results – what time will the winners be announced and when do polls close?