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Viewing the Register of Electors

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There are two versions of the electoral register available to view. An up-to-date version of each register is available from the 1st December every year.  The register is filed by ward, then polling district and in alphabetical road order within these. Therefore it is a good idea to know the road name and/or ward name before you begin. Please note that it is not possible to search by surname.

Use the information below to decide which copy of the register is most relevant to your need.

Edited Version

The edited version is a shortened version of the register as electors can opt-out of having their details published within it.

An copy of this register is held on a computer at the Customer Services Centre and is available to view during opening hours.  There are no restrictions on access - it may be looked at without supervision from a council officer. You do not need an appointment, just ask at the main reception desk. The register is updated monthly.

Information obtained from this register may be used for any legitimate purpose. Please note that only handwritten notes can be made. The use of copying machines, photography and computers is not permitted. This includes entering data into a mobile phone or electronic device.

Full Version

The full version of the register contains the details of every registered elector for the Ipswich Borough. Access to this register is restricted by law and the use of the data is limited to certain purposes.

A paper copy of this version is held in the Electoral Registration office at Grafton House. This may be inspected, under supervision by a council officer, by any person during usual office hours (subject to satisfying the Electoral Registration Officer as to the necessity of seeing the full information rather than using the Edited version of the register). 

Handwritten notes are not permitted. The use of copying machines, photography and computers is not permitted. This includes entering data into a mobile phone or electronic device.

There are restrictions on what information obtained from the full register can be used for. You will be required to complete and sign a declaration form prior to viewing.

To book an appointment to view please get in touch using the contact details displayed on this page.

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Electoral Services,
2W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 432533