Latest predictions for overall turnout in Police and Crime Commissioner elections are 18.5%, according to the Electoral Reform Society. If confirmed, the figure would be the lowest in British history - below the previous record in the 1999 European elections.
This election has been a comedy of errors from start to finish. The Home Office has operated under the assumption that 'if you build it they will come'. Democracy just doesn't work that way. There have been avoidable errors at every step, and those responsible should be held to account.
It's reported that turnout has been low as 10% in some areas.
This unique experiment in democracy won't be remembered for the first police commissioners, but for how little it caught voters' attention.
Lord Prescott has lost his bid to become the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.
A guide to the elections for Police and Crime commissioners in England and Wales, taking place tomorrow.