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Home > Elections > General Election 2019

General Election 2019

A general election has been called for 12 December 2019.

You can find the Notice of Election for both seats in our districts below.

 

Bury St Edmunds

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

South Suffolk

 

Registering to vote

If you are not already registered to vote, and you wish to vote in the general election, the deadline is midnight on 26 November. 

Registering online is quick, easy and secure. You will need your national insurance number to hand

Register to Vote

Voting by post

If you want to apply to vote by post the deadline is 5pm on 26 November.

 You will need to complete, sign by hand and return the below form.

 Download the postal vote form

Completed forms can be emailed to our Elections Team or posted to:

Electoral Services

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich IP1 2BX

Not here for the election on 12 December?

If you will be away on for the general election on 12 December you can register to vote by post or by proxy.

Voting by post means that your ballot paper will be sent to you by post before polling day.

If you want to apply to vote by post the deadline is 5pm on 26 November.

 You will need to complete, sign by hand and return the below form.

 Download the postal vote form

Completed forms can be emailed to our Elections Team or posted to:

Electoral Services

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich IP1 2BX

Voting by proxy means that you appoint a trusted person to attend your polling station and complete your ballot paper on your behalf. To apply to vote by proxy at these elections you will need to complete an application and return it to Electoral Services by 5pm on 4 December.

Proxy Voting Application form

Pre-election period

Previously known as ‘purdah’ this is now referred to as moratorium. During this period, we, as a council, aren’t able to share statements or information which promote any one political party.

For the general election moratorium begins on 8 November 2019 and lasts until the election votes have been counted and published.

Sound confusing? This should make it a bit clearer:

  • We can’t promote a party in any communications material (news, advertising, social media). For this reason, we may have to hide or remove comments of a political nature from our social media posts or remove the comment function all together during this period.
  • We can publish factual information about the election e.g. the names, areas and parties of candidates
  • We can promote non-political health, crime prevention, race relations, equality & diversity, community issues

Read the guidance on the Local Government Association's (LGA) website.

Where can I vote?

The Notice of Poll includes the location of Polling Stations, this will be available on our website as soon as we have confirmed the polling stations for this election.

Results

The results for the elections will be published once declared following the general election.