In accordance with Section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, every council in England and Wales must undertake and complete a compulsory review of all the polling districts and polling places in its area, within a 16-month period commencing from 1 October every five years. The last compulsory review in Ipswich was completed in 2020 and the recommendations can be found at the bottom of this page.
Ipswich Borough currently has 16 wards, split into 70 polling districts, 52 polling places and 72 polling stations.
The review will look at:
We will ensure:
The review is not concerned with the established ward, county district and parliamentary constituency boundaries; it is only concerned with polling district boundaries.
The recommendations presented following the review must plan for any predicted changes in electorate over the following four years, including extensive property developments.
There may be more than one polling station within a polling place.
Proposals for new arrangements
The public consultation commenced on 20 November 2023 and will run until 29 December 2023.
Documents for inspection
A schedule of current arrangements, maps and a schedule of proposals for new arrangements are available to view here.
Paper copies of the documents can be viewed at:
Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich (Mon-Fri 9am to 4.40pm) - by appointment only - please telephone Electoral Services on 01473 432000 to book an appointment.
How to comment
Your views can be submitted online via a short survey.
Alternatively, you can submit your representations to the Council to be received by 5pm on Friday 29 December 2023. Please submit your comments in one of the following ways:
Please note: all representations and comments received as part of the review are required to be published and will therefore be available in the public domain.
How we use your personal information
For further information about how we use your data please visit www.ipswich.gov.uk/privacy
These will be considered at the Council meeting on 24 January 2024.
If you have any queries or require further information on this or the previous polling district reviews held in 2011, 2013 or 2018, please contact Electoral Services using the details on the left of this page.