Voters have been out and about today as the people of Sheffield take to the Council and South Yorkshire Mayor election polls.
Voting stations opened at 07:00 and will close at 22:00 today, 5 May.
In Sheffield, 28 of the 84 seats are being contested, while in Barnsley, 21 of the 63 seats are for the taking.
35-year-old voter, Danielle said: “It’s massively important to vote especially as a female there were massive sacrifices that were made, and even if you think it won’t make a difference, it will. You should definitely vote.”
First-time voter, Luke, said: “It’s important to vote because if you don’t vote you don’t have the right to complain about anything. It was a right that was fought for us to vote in a democratic country and it would be a disgrace to pass that up.”
The pets have also been to the polls, visiting various stations around Sheffield.
Social media has been the place to be if you’re a pet lover, as voting owners have been taking their furry friends to vote, with #dogsatpollingstations trending on Twitter.
James, 50, said: “They are a nice friendly face to see at the polling station, it’s a cute little incentive for people to get out and vote, why wouldn’t you want to go to a polling station if you can see a dog.”
Results will be revealed at around 03:00 on Friday, for both of the council elections.
The mayoral election results will be expected later on the same day, with the counting of votes not starting until midday on Friday.