Polls close after day's voting: Exit poll suggests George Ferguson is in the lead
Polling stations across Bristol have now closed after a day's voting across the city for Bristol's first directly elected mayor and the region's first police and crime commissioner.
Early indications today suggested that total turnout could be high, but full figures will not be released by the city council until tomorrow morning.
A poll conducted by ThisisBristol over the last few weeks saw 1,550 people respond to the question: "Will you be voting?"
A total of 56 per cent of people said they would be, 34 per cent said no and 10 per cent were undecided.
The presiding officer at St George library said turnout had been better than expected there, with a constant flow of voters.
As of 10.30am they had had three per cent of 2,000 voters - which they said was better than normal.
By midday they had had nearly five per cent - when in other elections they would only have expected to see half that number.
ThisisBristol conducted a small exit poll of voters as they left the polls during the day.
A total of 100 voters were asked who they had given their first vote to, at four different polling stations - St George Library, Redland Library, Brunel Fields in Ashley Down and Tyndale Baptist Church in Clifton.
The results (below) show that George Ferguson was the most popular choice out of the voters we asked with 55 of the votes, with Marvin Rees in second place with 20.
Green Party candidate Daniella Radice had nine votes, Lib Dem Jon Rogers had seven, independent Tim Collins had three, Tory Geoff Gollop had two, with Neil Maggs, Philip Pover, Stoney Garnett and Tom Baldwin with one apiece.
In our exit poll, no votes had been cast for Spud Murphy, Owain George, Rich Fisher, Dave Dobbs and Tony Britt.
The count of votes cast starts tomorrow morning - you can follow live coverage of how the day unfolds on ThisisBristol and get involved with some live debate.
How close will our poll - of only 0.03 per cent of the electorate - come to the actual result? Check back at ThisisBristol tomorrow to find out.