Count to be broadcast online

After voters go to the polls across the district today (Thursday), the Northamptonshire County Council count will be broadcast online.

Electors will be casting their votes fortheir county councillors. There are also polls for two vacant seats on Daventry District Council, and vote for Woodford cum Membris Parish Council.

The county council votes will be counted on Friday in Kettering.

Paul Blantern, county council chief executive and returning officer, said: “We now webcast council meetings as a matter of routine but this is the first time we’ve been able to broadcast an election count live.

“By making the event so accessible it will help people see what happens at an election count and hopefully raise interest in local democracy.”

The DDC votes and parish council vote will be counted tonight once the polls close at 10pm.