Just under a quarter of residents in Peterborough have cast a vote for the newly-created post of Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with the winner expected to be announced late on Friday afternoon.
In total, 33,201 votes from the city were counted - a turnout of 24.7%.
The figure is a significant improvement on the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner vote in 2012 where only 14% of people in the county voted.
Elsewhere, counting is well underway across Hertfordshire and Essex, and early indications show that turnout has been mixed.
In Harlow there has been a rise in the number of voters this year compared to four years ago, with 28.59% heading to the polls on this occasion compared to 26.32% four years ago.
Colchester also recorded a turnout of 35%, while it was slightly lower in Stevenage (33.83%).
Results for Essex and Hertfordshire have already started to filter through, but many other County Councils won't start counting for a few hours yet.