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Voting safely in the May elections

January 19, 2021 4:46 PM

Voting safely in this year's elections
Get a postal vote

East Suffolk residents will go to the polls to have their say on who they want to represent them at Suffolk County Council and as the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 6 May 2021. In some Wards voters will also have a chance to vote in outstanding by-elections for vacant seats on the East Duffolk District Council. East Suffolk currently has a total of 26 of the available 75 Suffolk County Council seats.

East Suffolk Council is preparing to help residents stay safe when casting their votes in next year's local elections. Registered voters have the option to vote by post or by proxy and electors who are not registered as postal voters can apply now if they would like to vote in this way.

Anyone can apply to vote by post. You don't need to give a reason.

To download a form for a postal vote

Postal vote application form (England, Scotland and Wales)

Electoral Registration Officer for East Suffolk Council said: "The elections next year are very important and an opportunity for residents to have a say on who represents them on issues that directly affect day-to-day life in East Suffolk.

"Regardless of how you choose to cast your vote in May, you will be able to do so safely. We are already preparing for this in line with the current guidelines, which means that you can expect many of the same measures you've become used to in the shops over recent months, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings. However, should the guidelines change prior to the elections, we are prepared to take the necessary steps to meet these.

"There is also an option to vote by post or by proxy and we are currently contacting some members in our communities to highlight the option to vote by post. Any electors who are not registered as postal voters can also apply now if they would like to vote in this way."

Further information on elections, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy can be found here.

Local Electoral Registration Officer contact addresses for completed postal vote applications

Electoral Services

Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils

Electoral Registration Officer

Endeavour House
Russell Road
Ipswich
IP1 2BX

Electoral Services- East Suffolk

East Suffolk District Council

East Suffolk House

Riduna Park, Station Road

Melton, Woodbridge

IP12 1RT

Electoral Services East Suffolk

East Suffolk District Council

2 Canning Road

Lowestoft

NR33 0EQ

Electoral Services Ipswich BC

Ipswich Borough Council,
Electoral Services,
1E Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Telephone icon

01473 432000

Electoral Services West Suffolk

West Suffolk Council,

West Suffolk House,

Western Way,

Bury St Edmunds,

Suffolk, IP33 3YU

Sources:

Gov.UK

East Suffolk Communications Team - December 2020