Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions about the services the city council provides. These include housing, education, transport, planning, parks, public safety, social care and waste management.
There are 149 candidates standing in this year’s local elections and seats are being contested in all 30 of the city’s wards.
Polling stations opened their doors at 7am and will remain open until 10pm. The count will take place at Liverpool Tennis Club, Picton, with the final results expected in the early hours of Friday (May 4).