Ipswich residents invited to take part in polling district review

Published20th November 2023

Ipswich Borough Council is inviting residents to take part in a six-week public consultation to review the polling districts and polling places in the borough.

The consultation is part of a compulsory review in accordance with Section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, where every council in England and Wales must undertake and complete a compulsory review of all the polling districts and polling places in its area every five years. 

The last Ipswich review was in 2018, so a review is now due.

The public consultation will review the suitability of polling places, the number of electors within polling districts and ensure equal voting access and facilities across the 69 polling districts that make up Ipswich.

Residents are invited to give their views until 5pm on Friday 29 December 2023.

Helen Pluck, Returning Officer for Ipswich Borough Council says:

“We’re looking to hear from residents about their experience of polling stations in the borough to inform any improvements.

Undertaken every five years, this consultation is important as we ensure that all our polling districts, polling places and polling stations are accessible to all.

We are particularly interested to hear from groups or individuals who find voting difficult so that we can make adjustments to improve this.”

Paper copies of the documents can be viewed at Grafton House by appointment, contact Electoral Services on 01473 432000 to book an appointment.

Representations can also be made by email: elections@ipswich.gov.uk or in writing to: Electoral Services, Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DE.