Residents in Ipswich are being given the opportunity to have their say on where they can cast their vote in future local and national elections.
Ipswich Borough Council, along with all other local authorities in England, is conducting a review of its polling districts and polling stations with a view to making them more convenient and accessible for voters.
There are currently 73 polling stations located in 66 different venues in the Borough, covering all 16 wards. Residents and politicians can comment on the existing polling stations and can recommend alternative places that may be used if they are not happy with the current ones or the changes suggested. The Council particularly would like to hear from people with disabilities or with expertise on accessibility issues as these are essential things to consider.
The consultation period runs from now until 28th November. All submissions will be considered by the Electoral Services Working Group before final recommendations are made to Full Council on 29th January 2014.
Details of the existing electoral arrangements and proposed changes are available for inspection at www.ipswich.gov.uk/pollingdistrictreview or copies can be viewed during normal office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) by contacting the Council’s Elections Team on 01473 432533.
If you would like the Council to consider any issues as part of our review, please write to Electoral Services, Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE or email firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Thursday 28th November.