Everything you need to know about the local council and European elections in Bolton today - May 22, 2014

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PEOPLE all over Bolton are going to the polls today for the council and European elections - but who should you vote for, and why?

Here's our guide telling you everying you need to know about today's elections.

1. Where is my nearest polling station?

There's a full list here.

2. Who are the candidates in my area?

There's a full list here. This will be updated with live results tonight.

3. I hate politicians. They're all the same. Why should I vote? 

Read this piece by our political reporter Elaine O'Flynn.

4. Who should I vote for?

Here is what the leaders of the five main political parties in Bolton are promising voters:

5. European election? What's that all about then?

If you don't know much about the EU (which is most people, because, quite frankly, it's baffling), try this guide that tells you who you should vote for on the basis of the policies you support (note - this guide is from an exeternal website and is nothing to with The Bolton News).

And finally...

Don't forget to follow our live online coverage of the elections tonight. We'll tell you everything that's happening as the votes are counted at Bolton Arena.

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10:25pm Thu 22 May 14

notgonehome says...

Re Polling station HORWICH & BLACKROD Blackrod Church School, Vicarage Rd West; Rivington Room, Blackrod Community Centre, Vicarage Rd; Blackrod Youth Club, Manchester Rd Hilton Community Centre, Nuttall Ave; Chorley New Rd Primary School; Claypool County Primary School, Salisbury Rd; Horwich Spiritualist Church, Chorley New Rd. Chorley New Rd Primary School was not used it was st Mary's on Victoria road How can such a mistake be listed
Re Polling station HORWICH & BLACKROD Blackrod Church School, Vicarage Rd West; Rivington Room, Blackrod Community Centre, Vicarage Rd; Blackrod Youth Club, Manchester Rd Hilton Community Centre, Nuttall Ave; Chorley New Rd Primary School; Claypool County Primary School, Salisbury Rd; Horwich Spiritualist Church, Chorley New Rd. Chorley New Rd Primary School was not used it was st Mary's on Victoria road How can such a mistake be listed notgonehome
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8:44am Fri 23 May 14

oftbewildered2 says...

if people bothered to read their voting card, which has been delivered to all on the Electoral Roll, they would see that their Polling Station is listed, together with a map of how to get there.
if people bothered to read their voting card, which has been delivered to all on the Electoral Roll, they would see that their Polling Station is listed, together with a map of how to get there. oftbewildered2
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7:22am Sat 24 May 14

notgonehome says...

Re " if people bothered to read their voting card, which has been delivered to all on the Electoral Roll, they would see that their Polling Station is listed, together with a map of how to get there"
How true about reading your voting card but if your going to set up a web site called "It's election day and I'm confused - help!" then you should make sure it is correct.
Re " if people bothered to read their voting card, which has been delivered to all on the Electoral Roll, they would see that their Polling Station is listed, together with a map of how to get there" How true about reading your voting card but if your going to set up a web site called "It's election day and I'm confused - help!" then you should make sure it is correct. notgonehome
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