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. This compulsory review must be started and completed between 1 October 2018 and 2020.
Ipswich Borough currently has 16 wards, split into 70 polling districts, 70 polling places and 73 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 for the review ended on 18 September 2020. The consultation responses and comments can be viewed here.
Following the consultation, the Electoral Services Working Group made recommendations of amendments to the Council. These were considered and agreed at the Council meeting on 18 November 2020.
If you have any queries or require further information on this or the previous polling district reviews held in 2011 and in 2013, please contact Electoral Services using the details on the left of this page.