As you may know, when the council receives your postal ballot, they then scan it into their computer system straight away, however the votes are not counted until noon on October 9th.
During the voting period candidates can get daily updates of who has voted from the returning officer, very handy data that you can do some interesting stuff with.
However this year they’ve upped their game someone, and are now posting daily counts per ward online. Check it out the WCC Voting Documents Returned page.
Turnout so far is at 10.62% across the city. While I don’t have comparative data from 2007 (does anyone? If so can you please email it in!), it does look like we’re tracking for a record low turnout.
So please, remind all your family, friends and colleagues to vote!