Voters in Liverpool are electing a city Mayor, the result of which is expected sometime on Friday.
Council elections have taken place in Knowsley, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral.
Across Merseyside, an election has also been held for a police and crime commissioner.
A seat on all of the 21 wards is up for grabs with the Stockport council consisting of 63 seats in total.
In Stockport no party currently has overall control however Liberal Democrats are the party with the most seats (26) followed by Labour with 21.
Among those up for election tonight is council leader Sue Derbyshire, she faces five opponents for her seat in Manor.
Opponents include the only candidate in Stockport for the End Austerity Party, John Pearson.
Four other candidates are standing in Manor - John Kelly for UKIP, Janice McGahan, Conservative, The Green parties Nancy Richardson and Labours Charlie Stewart.
26 councils are being contested, meanwhile Salford and Liverpool vote for new Mayors.
Pollen, UV and temperature increase into this weekendRead the full story ›
Warming up...Read the full story ›
What is the Pollen Count and how does it work? Jo has a few facts and figures.....Read the full story ›
The thermometer rising day-on-day as more Spring-like temperatures come to greet us from midweek onwardsRead the full story ›
A lot of fine and dry weather to come over the next few days. Kerrie has the detail for the rest of the week.Read the full story ›