48 Councillors are elected to Ipswich Borough Council for a term of 4 years each. The Councillors are elected in 'thirds' which means that a third of Councillors (one in each of the 16 wards) retire per year, for three out of four years.
Every fourth year there is a break from Borough Council elections and elections for County Councillors are held instead.
Ipswich Borough Council is also responsible for the administration of UK Parliamentary General elections, European Parliamentary elections and national and local referendums.
The elections scheduled for the next four years are as follows:
2013 - County Council Election;
2014 - European Parliamentary Election and Borough Council Election;
2015 - Parliamentary Election and Borough Council Election;
2016 - Borough Council Election and Police and Crime Commissioner Election.
You can search using your postcode on our GIS mapping system to find out which ward and constituency you are in.