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All about elections past and present, absent voting and the electoral register.

If you were planning to vote in person or are someone’s proxy, but find you can’t visit a polling station, you’ll be able to apply for an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on polling day.
Scheduled election for Thursday 4 May 2023.
If you are unable to get to a polling station either for a single election or on a long term basis you can apply for an postal or proxy vote.
The voting process should be accessible to all voters. All voters should be able to register and cast their vote without barriers. We offer a range of support for voters with disabilities to vote independently or with assistance.
From 4 May 2023 all voters must take a form of identification to polling stations to be able to vote.
How to vote in the Ipswich Borough Council elections on Thursday 4 May 2023
In accordance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, every council in England and Wales must undertake and complete a review of all of the polling districts and polling places in its area within a 16 month period commencing from 1 October 2013.


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Ipswich Borough Council,
Electoral Services,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432000