These elections are your chance to vote for Liberal Democrat local champions who will listen to you and work hard for your community.
Here we answer some frequently asked questions about how to vote Liberal Democrat:
To vote in these elections you need to be registered. The deadline to register has now passed, you can make sure you are registered for future elections here.
In England you must by 18 or over to vote. In Scotland and Wales you must be 16 or over to vote. There is more information about eligibility to vote here.
Not all areas have elections this year. There are elections in all of Scotland, Wales and London and many other parts of England. You can find out if there is an election where you live here.
You must vote at your assigned polling station - find out where here:
Polling station finder by Democracy Club.
Polls are open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 5 May.
You don't need to take ID with you to vote.
You don't need to take your polling card to vote.
Put an X next to each Liberal Democrat candidate (look for the bird logo) on your ballot paper. You may have more than one vote, check the top of your ballot paper for instructions.
In Scottish local elections you vote with numbers not crosses. Put a number 1 next to the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate (look for the bird logo) - this is your first preference. If there is another Liberal Democrat candidate, put a number 2 next to them.
You can take your postal vote back to any polling station in your local council area between 7am and 10pm Thursday 5 May.
Volunteers called 'tellers' sometimes stand outside polling stations and ask for your polling number on the way in or way out. They will often be wearing a rosette from a political party. We do this so we know who has voted and don't bother you later in the day to remind you to vote. Your polling number is on your polling card.
We'll be knocking on doors to remind people to vote, let us know that you've voted so we don't bother you at www.libdems.org.uk/voted
May's local elections are your chance to send a message that you won't be taken for granted.
People are turning to the Liberal Democrats more and more because they know we work hard for our communities, we hear your concerns, and never take you for granted.
Vote Liberal Democrat to get a councillor who will listen to you and champion your community.
There are three great ways to help the Liberal Democrats win:
Yes. All parties campaign on polling day. The Liberal Democrats will keep working hard for your vote right up to the close of polls at 10pm.
Some results will be announced early on Friday morning from midnight to 8am, most results will be announced on Friday afternoon, Tower Hamlets local council results will be announced on Saturday.